Magazine article Screen International

'Girls Lost' Director Plots Two US Co-Pros

Magazine article Screen International

'Girls Lost' Director Plots Two US Co-Pros

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Swedish director Alexandra-Therese Keining, who was signed by ICM at Toronto International Film Festival 2015 after the premiere of Girls Lost [pictured], is attached to direct two English-languages features.

Paramour, written by Jordan Katz, is being lined up for a 2017 shoot in Europe. Amy Rapp of Meredith Vieira Productions (Tower) produces with US TV veteran Vieira executive producing. ICM handles domestic sales and the film will likely be set up as a US-German co-production.

The film is based on the true story of a Swiss businessman who tries to extort millions of dollars from a German heiress. An Oscar-nominated actress is attached to the project. "It dares to show a very dark side of the human behavioural structure in society," Keining said. "It cleverly explores the depths of our emotional complexities."

Her second English-language feature, Just Like Beauty, is adapted by Nick Pustay from the futuristic novel of the same name by Lisa Lerner. …

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