Toronto: Roadside Attractions Gets ‘Lady Macbeth’ (EXCLUSIVE)

lady macbeth tiff
Courtesy of TIFF

Roadside Attraction has acquired the drama “Lady Macbeth” out of the Toronto Film Festival, Variety has learned.

The movie, directed by London stage veteran William Oldroyd, isn’t based on the famous Shakespeare character but is an adaptation of Russian writer Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novella “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk.” Florence Pugh (“The Falling”) plays the title character: a 19th century young bride sold into marriage to a middle-aged man.

The indie, which received strong reviews, had several distributors circling it since Toronto began, until Roadside closed the deal.

“Lady Macbeth” was produced by Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly. The script was adapted by Alice Birch.

Protagonist Pictures’ Vanessa Saal and Mike Goodridge handled the deal.

Although the Toronto market has been moving at a glacial pace, some deals are finally starting to close, as distributors have now seen all the pictures are deciding which movies to add to their slates.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading