IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Scott Coffey's comedy "Adult World" and is planning a day and date theatrical and VOD release.
Andy Cochran wrote the film, which had its world premier at last month's Tribeca Film Festival.
Justin Nappi and Kevin Turen of Treehouse Pictures produced with Joy Gorman and Alex Goldstone of Anonymous Content and Manu Gargi. Mohammed Al Turki, Joel Michaely and Paul Green were executive producers.
"Adult World" stars Roberts as Amy, a budding young poet who lives with her parents in upstate New York. Desperate for income, she begrudgingly accepts a job at Adult World, the local sex shop that is owned by a frisky elderly couple and staffed by sweet local boy (Peters). To balance her work amongst pornography and sex toys, she pursues a mentorship with reclusive star poet Rat Billings (Cusack). As Amy’s world melds with that of her co-workers, she slowly learns that inspiration can be found in the most improbable places.
"Scott Coffey has directed a charming film with a terrific breakout performance from Emma Roberts. We are excited about the filmmaker’s shared enthusiasm about bringing this film to audiences as a day and date release," said Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films.
The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.