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IFC Acquires Thriller ‘SWEET VIRGINIA’ Starring Jon Bernthal

May 10, 2017

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IFC Films has acquired the domestic rights to director Jamie M. Dagg’s Alaska-set thriller SWEET VIRGINIA, starring Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots, Rosemarie DeWitt and Odessa Young.

The film premiered during the Tribeca Film Festival, it was written by Ben and Paul China from their Black List script. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones from Automatik, Chris Ferguson of Oddfellows and Fernando Loureiro and Roberto Vasconcellos for Exhibit produce. Rian Cahill and Jesse Savath with Nate Bolotin and Ram Terzakian from XYZ Films executive produce.

Sweet Virginia follows a motel owner (Bernthal) with a dark past, who unknowingly starts a rapport with a young hitman (Abbott) responsible for a spate of violence that has suddenly gripped a small town.


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