IFC Films is set for some escapist drama. According to Variety, IFC has picked up the North American distribution rights to The Escapist.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year and stars Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes and was directed by newcomer Rupert Wyatt. The film premiered at Sundance in 2008 and has already premiered in the U.K. where it has picked up a BAFTA Scotland award for Cox's performance.

The film is set to debut stateside in April.