(Park Pictures) Hoffman & Marsan
In spite of reported low distribution sales at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, God's Pocket co-written and directed by AMC's Mad Men star John Slattery and starring SWATH's Eddie Marsan, was one of the few films to receive a distributor.
IFC secured the US distribution rights for the first-time director Slattery which keeps the project within the corporate family, according to Indiewire
"John Slattery has made a remarkable debut here as a director, proving that he is as talented behind the camera as he is in front of it," said Sundance Selects/IFC Films President Jonathan Sehring. "On behalf of IFC Films and AMC Networks, we are really proud to be releasing this tremendous film, and to get the chance to work with John, the producers and this terrific cast."
God's Pocket also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman (Catching Fire), John Turturro (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) and Mad Men's Christina Hendricks.
Although the film received luke-warm reviews with the stellar cast (see below), it just goes to show that sometimes it's good to have friends in high places.
No official release date has been announced.