Sundance 2017: Neon Acquires Matt Spicer’s INGRID GOES WEST

In which Tim League and Tom Quinn purchase a dark comedy.

If you've been following our coverage of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, you probably read Jason Gorber's review of Ingrid Goes West over the weekend. The film, a pitch-black comedy from first-time director Matt Spicer, blew the doors off the place when it screened in Park City on Friday. As such, it should come as no surprise that Ingrid Goes West ended up in the middle of a small bidding war between distributors.

Well, good news: Neon (the recently-named indie venture founded by Alamo Drafthouse owner Tim League and RADiUS co-founder Tom Quinn) beat out both A24 and Netflix for the gig, and they'll be bringing Ingrid Goes West to theaters ... well, we're not entirely sure when it'll hit, but we'll definitely keep you informed.

Here's how Variety's describing Spicer's film:

"(Ingrid Goes West) is a satire of the digital age, chronicling the exploits of an unstable woman (Aubrey Plaza) with an obsessive streak. She follows Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen), a social media star, out to Los Angeles, after becoming fixated on her seemingly perfect life."

We're thrilled to hear that Neon - which will release Nacho Vigalondo's Colossal on April 7th - is handling distribution on this one. With League and Quinn at the helm, this one's bound to get an unusual and exciting rollout. 

Stay tuned for more on Ingrid Goes West as updates roll in, and head on over here to read Jason Gorber's review of the film if you missed it over the weekend. This one sounds right up our alley.