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

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.

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