Oscilloscope buys ‘Wuthering Heights’

Andrea Arnold's update of Bronte tale screened in Venice, Toronto

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Andrea Arnold’s “Wuthering Heights.”

Oscilloscope made the announcement Wednesday at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. The updated version of Emily Bronte’s novel screened at TIFF on Friday after premiering at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the cinematography award.

Oscilloscope plans to release the film theatrically next year followed by releases on DVD and in multiple digital platforms.

“Wuthering Heights” is an Ecosse Films Production and was co-developed and co-financed by Film4, the UK Film Council, Screen Yorkshire and Goldcrest Films. Producers are Ecosse’s Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae, along with Kevin Loader.

Pic stars James Howson, Kaya Scodelario, Steve Evets, Oliver Milburn, Shannon Beer and Solomon Glave.

HanWay Films is handling international sales.

The deal was negotiated by David Fenkel of Oscilloscope and Thorsten Schumacher and Claire Taylor of HanWay.

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