IFC Acquires ‘Mercy’

Scott Caan wrote, produced and stars in romantic drama

Last Updated: March 9, 2010 @ 12:26 PM

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to "Mercy," the closing-night film of the 2010 Gen Art Film Festival.

Scott Caan James CaanPatrick Hoelck makes his directing debut on the romantic drama, written and produced by Scott Caan.

Caan also stars, along with his father, James Caan, and Wendy Glenn, Troy Garity, Erika Christensen, Alexie Gilmore, John Boyd, Dylan McDermot and Whitney Able.

Vince Palomino and Phil Parmet also produce.

"Mercy" will close Gen Art on April 13 in New York City. It then opens April 30 at the IFC Center in Manhattan and May 7 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles. It will be available via video-on-demand on April 28.

IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring, in a statement, called "Mercy" "a beautifully crafted, truly romantic film that is going to get a lot of attention for Patrick Hoelck and continues to showcase the diverse talents of Scott Caan."