IFC has secured the U.S. distribution rights to director Michael Winterbottom’s controversial film adaptation of the Jim Thompson’s 1952 novel The Killer Inside Me.
The film caused quite an uproar over its extreme scenes of misogynistic sex and violence during its Sundance premeire last week, inciting vocal protest and walkouts—among them star Jessica Alba (click here to see the good stuff offending scenes).
IFC purchased the rights for an approximated $1.5 million with plans to release the film this summer theatrically and on VOD.
The Killer Inside Me follows the sadistic exploits of 29-year-old Texas lawman Lou Ford, played by Casey Affleck. Alba and Kate Hudson costar.