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Jamie Bell’s Drama ‘Donnybrook’ Sells to IFC Films

Toronto Film Festival 2018: Distributor will release film in theaters in 2019

IFC Films has acquired the North American rights to Jamie Bell’s drama “Donnybrook,” an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

Frank Grillo, Margaret Qualley and James Badge Dale also star in the film directed by Tim Sutton, based on the novel by Frank Brill.

The drama premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Platform Competition. IFC plans a theatrical release for “Donnybrook” in 2019.

David Lancaster and Stephanie Wilcox from Rumble Films produced, while Joel Thibout, David Atlan-Jackson, Jean-Baptiste Babin, Andrew Schwartzberg and Jon Shiffman executive produced.

Bell stars as a former marine struggling with his financial situations, until he enters a bare-knuckle fighting contest where the grand prize is $100,000.

The deal was negotiated by IFC Films EVP of Acquisitions and Production Arianna Bocco and UTA Independent Film Group.

Bell’s other film, “Skin,” was acquired by A24 and DirecTV. The film also had its world premiere during the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend. “Skin” will also hit theaters in 2019.