Elisabeth Moss Thriller ‘Queen of Earth’ Acquired by IFC Films

The U.S. distributor has picked up the North American rights

IFC Films has acquired the North American rights to Elisabeth Moss psychological thriller, “Queen of Earth.” The film premiered at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival in February.

The film, written and directed by Alex Ross Perry, stars Katherine Waterston, Patrick Fugit, Kate Lyn Sheil, Kentucker Audley and Keith Poulson. Along with Perry, the movie was produced by Adam Piotrowicz and Joe Swanberg.

“Queen of Earth” is about two best friends who retreat to a lakeside cabin only to find out that they have actually drifted apart, and their discovery evokes hostility and bitterness.

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“I am most excited to be beginning my relationship with IFC Films, a company who has proven peerless in their support of serious and challenging cinema,” said Perry. “Joining their roster is humbling, and I am excited to see ‘Queen of Earth’ alongside many iconic films and heroic filmmakers.”

IFC Films is a sister label to IFC Midnight and Sundance Select, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. The U.S. distributor, established in 2000, is based in New York City, and its successes include Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” and Joel Zwick’s “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”

The deal for the film was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Productions for Sundance/IFC Films, and Sean Berney, Manager of Acquisitions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films.