IFC Films has acquired from Myriad Pictures the U.S. distribution rights to director/writer Ruba Nadda’s thriller “Inescapable,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this month, the companies announced on Wednesday.
The film stars Alexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson (left) and Marisa Tomei.
"Inescapable" tells the story of a Syrian expatriate (Siddig) whose journalist daughter goes missing in Damascus. He returns to his homeland to find her and calls on a former flame (Tomei) to help him, as well as an embassy official (Jackson) who may have an agenda of his own.
IFC Films previously released Nadda’s film “Cairo Time,” also starring Alexander Siddig, in 2010.
The deal was negotiated by Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico and The Gersh Agency, who were co-selling the film for the U.S., and Arianna Bocco, senior vice president of acquisitions & co-production for Sundance Selects/IFC Films. Myriad Pictures is handling the film internationally.