Magazine article Screen International

Iben Akerlie to Star in Knut Hamsun Adaptation Victoria

Magazine article Screen International

Iben Akerlie to Star in Knut Hamsun Adaptation Victoria

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The film will start shooting for director Torun Lian later this month.

After a lengthy casting procedure with several test screenings, Norwegian director Torun Lian has signed 23-year-old first-time actor Iben Akerlie [pictured] for Victoria, the first Norwegian adaptation Nobel laureate Knut Hamsun's novel.

The film will start principal photography on a $5.5 million (NOK 32 million) budget later this month. Akerlie will star with Jakob Oftebro andSwedish actor Bill Skarsgård.

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"Never thought it would take me that long to bring it off," said Norwegian veteran producer John M Jacobsen (Max Manus, The Troll Hunter) at a press conference today in Oslo - he began in 1973. Jacobsen will produce for his Filmkameratene, with SveinungGolimo and Pancho Kohner, the son of legendary Hollywood agent Paul Kohner, who bought the film rights directly from Hamsun before WWII. …

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