Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd) recently had his debut at Sundance Film Festival in an independent project he produced and starred in called Flypaper. In the dark comedy, he plays an innocent bystander caught in a bank robbery where two rival gangs accidentally try to stick up the same bank. Dempsey took on the role to try and wriggle out of his hunky romcom leading man niche, and apparently, he rocked it out.
IFC Films has just bought the rights to Flypaper, with the intent to distribute it both theatrically and as part of their Video-on-Demand platform. Translation: you'll soon be able to catch a not-so-dreamy McDreamy (McGritty?) in his new flick in a theater near you! The movie also happens to be penned by the same guys who turned out The Hangover, so we're pretty much guaranteed some chuckles.
Says Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, "Since Flypaper premiered at Sundance, we have been truly excited about it. Jon Lucas and Scott Moore’s recent success with The Hangover is a testament to their comedic talents, and we could not ask for a better cast to back up their hilarious script."
It looks like Dempsey's project/role gamble paid off. Congrats, Patrick!