20 September 2012 4:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to writer-director Ruba Nadda’s “Inescapable,” which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last week. The company picked up U.S. rights to "Byzantium" and North American rights to the Mira Nair-directed drama "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" at the festival. Alexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson and Marisa Tomei star in "Inescapable," the story of a Syrian expatriate who returns to Damascus to look for his missing daughter with the help of a former lover and an embassy official. Daniel Iron and Lance Samuels produced; Christine Vachon of Killer Films, Kirk D’Amico of Myriad Pictures and Mark Slone of Alliance Films served as executive producers. Read More: Updated Toronto 2012 Round-Up: Full List of Acquisitions, Plus Sales Agents From CAA, UTA, Wme Weigh In "We're all very happy to be working with the wonderfully talented Ruba Nadda »

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