IFC Films has acquired from Myriad Pictures the U.S. distribution rights to director Jamie Babbit’s thriller, “Breaking The Girls,” starring Madeline Zima, Agnes Bruckner, and Shawn Ashmore, Myriad announced in a statement on Monday in Toronto.
Written by Mark Distefano and Guinevere Turner, the film was produced by Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico and Andrea Sperling. Peter Abrams and Robert Levy of Tapestry Films serve as executive producers. The film will have a limited theatrical in the U.S.
The film tells the story of a university student framed for murder after she teams up with a malevolent class mate.
“Myriad is thrilled to continue its long and positive relationship with IFC Films on this project,” said Myriad CEO Kirk D’Amico. “Jamie Babbit and I are looking forward to working with the excellent team at IFC to make this film available to many of Jamie’s admirers who have been waiting to see this film for some time. We loved working with our extraordinary cast and we are blessed with the result of a very provocative and unique film.”
The deal was negotiated by Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico and Arianna Bocco of IFC Films. Myriad is selling the film in Toronto this week.