Magazine article Screen International

SPC Acquires Testament of Youth

Magazine article Screen International

SPC Acquires Testament of Youth

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First World War drama sold by Protagonist Pictures to North America, Latin America and Asia.

Sony Pictures Classics announced has acquired the rights in North America, Latin America and Asia to Testament of Youth. Based on Vera Brittain's First World War memoir of the same name, the deal was negotiated with Mike Goodridge and Vanessa Saal for Protagonist Pictures and SPC.

The film, directed by James Kent and adapted by Juliette Towhidi, stars Alicia Vikander and Game of Thrones' Kit Harington.

Vikander plays Brittain, who idyllic life in the countryside is shattered when the First World War sees those closest to her called to the front line. It follows her story as she abandons a Oxford University scholarship to enter the fray as a nurse and deals with the struggle of love and loss during wartime. …

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