Magazine article Screen International

Pernilla August to Lead Cast of SF Studio's 'Britt-Marie Was Here'

Magazine article Screen International

Pernilla August to Lead Cast of SF Studio's 'Britt-Marie Was Here'

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Tuva Novotny will direct the Frederick Backman adaptation.

Pernilla August has signed on to lead the cast of SF Studios’ Britt-Marie Was Here.

Tuva Novotny and Pernilla August

SF has also confirmed that Tuva Novotny will direct the film, which will start shooting in April.

The film will be adapted by the best-selling novel by Swedish author Fredrik Backman, whose previous book A Man Called Ove was adapted by SF Studios into an Oscar-nominated, box-office hit.

August will play the 63-year-old heroine Britt-Marie, who leaves her husband after 40 years of marriage and ends up in a backwater town, where she finds a new lease of life. …

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