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IFC Films has acquired the distribution rights to John Slattery’s God’s Pocket.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, IFC Films President Jonathan Sehring said in a statement, “John Slattery has made a remarkable debut here as a director, proving that he is as talented behind the camera as he is in front of it. On behalf of IFC Films and AMC Networks, we are really proud to be releasing this tremendous film, and to get the chance to work with John, the producers and this terrific cast."
God’s Pocket is the story of Mickey, a man who copes with the accidental death of his son. The film gets its name from the blue-collar neighborhood of South Philly featured in the movie. It’s a place where the main characters try to find solace after a funeral. It is the first film directed by John Slattery, previously known for his work as an actor in Becker, Will and Grace, Ed, Arrested Development, and Mad Men.
The movie has a screening at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 17. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins and Christina Hendricks star in the film, according to Variety.
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