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Scott Speedman Thriller ‘October Gale’ Lands at IFC Films

Ruba Nadda wrote and directed the film, which also stars Patricia Clarkson and Tim Roth

IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to writer-director Ruba Nadda’s thriller “October Gale,” which stars Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman, Tim Roth and Callum Keith Rennie.

The film was produced by Blue Ice Pictures’ Daniel Iron and executive produced by Kirk D’Amico, Christine Vachon, Emily Alden, Lance Samuels, Steven Silver and Neil Tabatznik.

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“October Gale” had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, where Myriad Pictures handled worldwide sales.

Story follows a doctor (Clarkson) who takes in a mysterious man (Speedman) when he washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound — and soon discovers that his would-be killer (Roth) is on his way to finish the job.

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“Ruba Nadda has created an incredibly gripping and psychologically intense thriller,” said Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films. “We are proud to be working again with Ruba and Patricia Clarkson, two incredibly gifted talents, who have reunited here for the first time since ‘Cairo Time.'”

The deal was negotiated with Jay Cohen at Gersh and Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico on behalf of the filmmakers.