Co. to distrib Holst pic in N. America
Film Movement has nabbed North American distribution rights Marius Holst’s Norwegian-lingo pic “King of Devil’s Island” with plans to release the film theatrically and via video-on-demand this fall.“Devil’s Island,” toplining Stellan Skarsgard alongside a group of unknown actors, centers on a real-life uprising at a reform school for boys in 1915. Pic marks the sixth Norwegian film for Film Movement since the company’s founding in 2003. “We couldn’t be more delighted to continue supporting the fresh and diverse cinema from (Norway),” Film Movement VP of acquisitions and distribution Rebeca Cognet said in a statement. “Stellan Skarsgard’s acting is as powerful as ever, but the real treat is the ferociously raw performances by the mostly non-professional teens.” The film opened Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Films from Norway film series and played at the Rotterdam Intl. Film Festival, as well as the Gotenborg Intl. Film Fest. Deal was negotiated by Cognet and Agathe Valentin of Les Films du Losange.