Indie auteur Todd Solondz has long been one of the darlings of the festival circuit. But now he's going to have to win over a new audience: the summer blockbuster crowd.

Yes, according to The Hollywood Reporter, IFC Films has acquired the rights to the controversial director's latest effort, 'Life During Wartime,' and is planning to release the film this summer, right smack in the middle of blockbuster season. While the timing is somewhat unusual -- independent films traditionally fare better during the fall and winter months, when studio releases turn to the dramatic side of things -- it may end up being a wise counter-programming move for those film buffs looking for an alternative to the explosions and spectacle of movies such as 'Iron Man 2' and 'Prince of Persia.'
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