IFC Films acquires rights to satire comedy The Day Shall Come
According to Variety, IFC Films has successfully acquired the North American theatrical distribution rights to writer-director Chris Morris’ upcoming satire-thriller titled The Day Shall Come. Starring newcomer Marchánt Davis as Moses and Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect franchise) as Kendra Glack, the film had its world premiere last March at the South by Southwest Film Festival.
The Day Shall Come follows the story of Moses Al Shabaz (Marchánt Davis), a political activist who runs a mission in the Miami projects with his wife Venus. Moses bans guns from his community, fights crime and harbors dreams of a government overthrow, but he also struggles financially. In order to save his family from eviction, he accepts $50,000 in return for taking possession of illegal guns for his “revolution.” Unbeknownst to Moses, his sponsor works for the FBI.
The film also stars Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black) as Venus, Denis O’Hare (Take Me Out) as Andy Mudd, Jim Gaffigan (Drunk Parents) as Lemmy, Miles Robbins, Pej Vahdat (Bones) as Nura, Adam David Thompson as Stevie, Kayvan Noval (Fonejacker) as Reza the Shopkeeper, Mousa Kraish (Munich), James Adomian as Settmonk and Malcolm Mays as X.
The Day Shall Come is co-written by Morris and Jesse Armstrong is produced by Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films along with Anne Carey, Chris Morris and Derrin Schlesinger of Archer Gray. The film is production by FilmNation Entertainment, Cross City Films and Archer Gray.
IFC Films is planning to release the film on September 27 in theaters and on demand.