In a surprise move, IFC Films has picked up the US distribution rights for Steven Soderbergh’s Che movies, The Argentine and Guerilla, beating Magnolia Pictures to the punch. Apparently, IFC will first release the movies as a single, four and a half hour feature for one week in December for Oscar consideration, then re-release them in their separate forms in January.
Revolutionary Update: IFC will distribute the film, not Magnolia…more about that here.
Finally! Magnolia Pictures will distribute the Steven Soderbergh (the Ocean’s trilogy) biopic Che in the US. Yes, you read that right, it will apparently be released as one film in the States instead of the two-parter The Argentine and Guerilla other countries are having (or are they?).
The movie(s) premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival to very enthusiastic response and went on to win the Best Actor prize for star Benicio Del Toro (Things We Lost In The Fire), which is why it’s so surprising it couldn’t find a distributor until now.
Magnolia hasn’t announced a date yet, but you can expect the film(s) to be released sometime in December in America. If you live in Spain however, you can check it (them?) out right now.