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Sundance: “The Ledge,” with Liv Tyler, goes to IFC Films

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: IFC Films announced that its has acquired the distribution rights to Matthew Chapman’s thriller “The Ledge,” a drama about a man who plans to plunge from a high-rise office building. “Ledge,” which stars Charlie Hunnam as the man on the metaphorical cliff, will receive a theatrical and VOD release in the late Spring, according to THR.

The magazine goes on to report that domestic rights for “The Ledge” went to IFC Films for “just over $1 million.”

“Ledge” premiered to relatively mixed reviews on Friday, but THR notes that there were “at least three other bidders in the hunt” for the film, which also stars Terrence Howard as a detective trying to talk Hunnam down and Liv Tyler as a former drug addict with lose ties to Hunnam’s character.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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