IFC Films has acquired the Noah Baumbach film ‘Frances Ha’

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Perhaps the most pleasant surprise of the festival season so far is the news that Noah Baumbach’s somewhat secret project ‘Frances Ha’ has turned into one of the biggest crowd pleasers at Telluride and Toronto. A true collaboration with Greta Gerwig (who helped write the screenplay), it’s now going to be distributed by IFC films, who’s acquired the flick. Could it come out and make a play for awards this year? After the jump I’ll get into that a bit, but either way this seems like a movie to look forward to.  Read on for more below…

If the film hits this year, I’d say that Greta Gerwig could be the late entry into the Best Actress category that the race sorely needs. Best Original Screenplay could be in play too, especially with as odd a category as that is right now. It’s awards chances could be a little weaker in 2013, but I wouldn’t cross it off the list next year if that’s how the wind blows. We’ll have the release date update when we know it, so be on the lookout for that…

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