According to The Hollywood Reporter, IFC Films will share the weight of distributing Duncan Tucker's controversial film Transamerica with the Weinstein Co. The two companies will co-distribute the film domestically, with IFC being responsible for theater bookings and the Weinstein Co. handling the marketing and print costs of the film.
Starring Felicity Huffman, Transamerica bowed at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, where Huffman won an acting award. It centers on Bree (Huffman), a born-again Christian and a preoperative male-to-female transsexual, who flies to New York after she discovers she has a son from an unlikely encounter. The Weinstein Co. acquired the film shortly after the festival.
"When the opportunity came along to partner with Bob and Harvey (Weinstein) on 'Transamerica,' we jumped at the chance," IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring said.