IFC FILMS PICKS UP NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS FOR JIM MAHONEY’S “BAR FIGHT!”
STARRING MELISSA FUMERO, RACHEL BLOOM, AND LUKA JONES
THE COMEDY WAS PRODUCED BY PARTICULAR CROWD, SIGNATURE FILMS & TEA SHOP PRODUCTIONS
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IFC Films announced today that it is acquiring the North American rights to writer and director Jim Mahoney’s (Klaus) comedy BAR FIGHT!, starring comedic powerhouses Melissa Fumero (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Robot Chicken”), Luka Jones (“Shrill”), and Julian Gant (“Call Me Kat,” Real Steel). IFC Films is planning a day and date release release on November 11, 2022.
There’s only one way to settle the score after a break-up and for Nina (Melissa Fumero) and Allen (Luka Jones) it’s a turf war for their favorite local bar. Lines have been drawn and with the help of Nina’s best friend Chelsea (Rachel Bloom) it’s going to be a winner takes all affair. The drinks are free flowing, the competition is fierce, and games are out-of-this-world crazy. With the bar on the line, this BAR FIGHT! is going to become a battle for the ages.
BAR FIGHT! is presented by Particular Crowd and Ingenious Media. The film was produced by Sarah Gabriel and Marc Goldberg of Signature Films, and James Harris and Mark Lane of Tea Shop Productions, with executive producers Tomás Yankelevich, Peter Bevan, and Mariana Sanjurjo from Particular Crowd and Simon Williams and Jamie Jessop from Ingenious Media.
Director Jim Mahoney said of the acquisition, “I’m so thrilled IFC is distributing our crazy lil’ movie! A huge thank you to Signature Films and Particular Crowd for their endless support, my invaluable crew for their skill and tenacity, and an absolute dream of a cast for truly bringing BAR FIGHT to life. I can’t wait for the world to see the madness we’ve created.”
The deal for the film was negotiated by IFC Films’ Adam Koehler with Andrew Nerger of Signature Entertainment on behalf of the production. Signature Entertainment is handling international sales.
Signature Films is behind Dean Craig’s upcoming The Estate with Academy® Award-nominees Toni Collette and Kathleen Turner, and Anna Faris; the Ryan Philippe actioner One Shot; the Haley Bennett romance She is Love; and the forthcoming actioner Traphouse starring Dave Bautista.
August 3, 2022 8:00am ET by AMC