Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Magnolia Acquires 'The Last King' for North America

Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Magnolia Acquires 'The Last King' for North America

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Magnolia Pictures has picked up North American rights to Nordic action-adventure epic The Last King from TrustNordisk.

Directed Nils Gaup's (Pathfinder), The Last King stars Jakob Oftebro (Kon-Tiki) and Kristofer Hivju (Game Of Thrones) as medieval warriors who embark on a perilous journey through the harsh Norwegian mountains to bring their dying King's infant son to safety.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia svp of acquisitions Dori Begley and Magnolia VP of acquisitions John Von Thaden, with Susan Wendt of TrustNordisk.

"Nils Gaup has crafted another sweeping adventure with The Last King," said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles.

"The thrilling performances and high-stakes of this incredible true story will really resonate with audiences everywhere."

Force Majeure and Tangerine distributor Magnolia is set to release in 2016. …

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