IFC Films Acquires Lynn Shelton’s ‘Sword of Trust’

Independent filmmaker Lynn Shelton has been a consistent voice in cinema for years now. Her newest work, “Sword of Trust,” premiered recently to great acclaim at SXSW. That festival debut caught the eye of IFC Films. Not only have they acquired the picture, they also will be making it an official 2019 release.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story, which details how IFC Films has picked up “Sword of Trust,” with an aim to realize it this summer. Shelton directs and co-writes with Mike O’Brien, while Marc Maron stars. Jillian Bell also is in the cast, with Joe Swanberg among the producers.

From the article:

IFC Films has nabbed the North American rights to Lynn Shelton’s latest comedy, Sword of Trust, which stars Marc Maron as a pawn-shop dealer.

The GLOW star’s latest comedy is set for a summer 2019 theatrical release after Sword of Trust bowed at SXSW. Co-written by Shelton and Mike O’Brien, the film stars Maron as a pawn-shop owner who hopes to sell a Civil War saber to white supremacists for a fortune.

“The partnership between Lynn Shelton and Marc Maron couldn’t be more in tune. Lynn’s background in improvisation with Marc’s trademark wit is the perfect storm for a brilliant performance and a film that bursts with comedic energy,” Arianna Bocco, executive vp of acquisitions and productions at IFC Films, said in a statement.

The cast includes Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins and Jon Bass, while producer credits are shared by Ted Speaker and Shelton. Peter Gilbert, Eddie Linker and Joe Swanberg executive produce.

IFC Films previously released Shelton’s sophomore feature Your Sister’s Sister, which starred Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass and Rosemarie DeWitt.

“Sword of Trust” sounds like another interesting title from Shelton. Those curious will be able to see it this summer.

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