Lionsgate Nabs Rights to Biopic About ‘Sound of Music’ Daughter Agathe von Trapp

Sound of Music
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Lionsgate has nabbed all U.S., Canadian and U.K. distribution rights to Tele München Group’s “The von Trapp Family — A Life of Music,” which looks at the family behind the iconic musical “The Sound of Music.”

The studio is planning a Christmas 2015 release, which means that it will hit theaters in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the film version of “The Sound of Music.”

The film is currently being shot in Salzburg and Bavaria and stars Eliza Bennett (“Broadchurch”), Matthew Macfadyen (“Anna Karenina”) and Rosemary Harris (“Tom & Viv”). Ben Verbong (“The Girl With the Red Hair”) directs the picture. It tells the story of Agathe von Trapp (Bennett), the eldest von Trapp daughter, and her emotionally strained relationship with her father (Macfadyen) and his second wife (Yvonne Catterfeld), as well as the way she developed her musical talent.

The screenplay was written by Christoph Silber (“Good Bye Lenin”) and Tim Sullivan (“Letters to Juliet”). The film is produced by Clasart Film & Fernsehproduktion (Munich) in cooperation with ORF and Concorde Media (Vienna) with executive producer Herbert G. Kloiber and producer Rikolt von Gagern.

The deal was completed during the Cannes Film Festival.

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