IFC Acquires “In the Loop”

IFC Films, one of the leading American distributors for independent and foreign films, announced today at the Sundance Film Festival it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to “In the Loop”, a comedy about politics set in London and Washington.

Directed by acclaimed British comedy writer, Armando Iannucci and written by the team who created the award-winning BBC TV series “In The Thick of It” and produced by Kevin Loader and Adam Tandy, “In the Loop” stars James Gandolfini, Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Gina McKee, Mimi Kennedy, David Rasche, Chris Addison, Anna Chlumsky and Steve Coogan.

“In the Loop” tells the story of a mild-mannered British government minister (Tom Hollander) who inadvertently backs a war on prime-time television, immediately alerting the attention of the Prime Minister’s aggressive communications chief (Peter Capaldi), who latches onto him like a hawk. Soon, the Brits are in Washington, where a US General (James Gandolfini) thinks war is a crazy idea; the British minister’s new advisor (Chris Addison) has his eye on an ambitious government intern (Anna Chlumsky); and soon there’s to be a crucial vote at the UN.

The film is having its World Premiere this evening in the Premieres section at the Sundance Film Festival. IFC Films plans to release “In the Loop” via its IFC In Theaters program this year.