Magazine article Screen International

Sundance: Magnolia Pictures Acquires Hot Thriller 'The Guilty' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance: Magnolia Pictures Acquires Hot Thriller 'The Guilty' (Exclusive)

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Jakob Cedergren stars as emergency dispatcher in buzzy Danish nail-biter.

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Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights from TrustNordisk to Gustav Möller’s Danish thriller The Guilty and plans a 2018 theatrical release for one of the most widely acclaimed selections in Park City this year.

The World Dramatic Competition entry became an immediate talking point when it screened for press and industry before Sunday’s (January 21) world premiere in Park City, and has sparked interest in English-language remake rights.

Jakob Cedergren stars in Möller’s directorial feature debut as an embattled police officer demoted to desk work as an emergency dispatcher.

When he receives a call from a kidnapped mother who hangs up abruptly, the officer is pulled into a race against time as he begins to unravel what is at stake. …

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