Magazine article Screen International

Weinstein Company Acquires Icelandic TV Drama 'Trapped'

Magazine article Screen International

Weinstein Company Acquires Icelandic TV Drama 'Trapped'

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Harvey Weinstein's production and distribution firm struck the deal with distributor Dynamic Television.

It will now shop the series, which is produced by Everest director Baltasar Kormakur, to US broadcasters and online streaming services.

The deal was announced at the Toronto International Film Festival, where Trapped made its world premiere as part of the festival's new television line-up.

Speaking after the premiere, Kormakur said that he was extremely proud that an Icelandic drama would air around the world, including in the UK where it will air on BBC4.

"We've never had a TV series in Iceland that has gone further than the Faroe Islands. We're jealous of our neighbours in Denmark and now we get to play along and that's very important. I've been lucky, working abroad and have been able to create a show that will travel and has Icelandic actors and our stories and our culture," he said. …

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