Magazine article Screen International

Yellow Affair Scores US Deal on Mika Kaurismaki's 'The Girl King'

Magazine article Screen International

Yellow Affair Scores US Deal on Mika Kaurismaki's 'The Girl King'

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US distributor Wolfe Releasing has snapped up all rights to Mika Kaurismaki's costume epic The Girl King. A theatrical release is planned for the autumn of 2015 followed by VOD, DVD, and SVOD dates.

The film is a co-production between Finland, Canada, Germany, and Sweden. It is scripted by Canadian writer Michel Marc Bouchard (Tom at the Farm, Lilies). The film stars Malin Buska (Easy Money) in the title role alongside Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Lucas Bryant, Laura Birnand Martina Gedeck.

The Girl King is the story of Queen Christina of Sweden. Crowned in 1633 at the age of six and raised as a prince, Queen Christina was an enigmatic and brilliant young leader who fought conservative forces to revolutionize Sweden while falling in love and exploring her awakening sexuality.

The deal was negotiated by Jim Stephens, president of Wolfe Releasing, and Miira Paasilinna, CEO of international sales outfit The Yellow Affair on behalf of Marianna Films, Triptych Media, Starhaus Filmproduktion, Galafilm Productions and Anagram. …

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