Magazine article Variety

TrustNordisk Skates to 'Sonja' Sales

Magazine article Variety

TrustNordisk Skates to 'Sonja' Sales

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TRUSTNORDISK HAS scored major pre-sales on Anne Sewitsky's "Sonja - The White Swan," a biopic of the famed Norwegian ice skater- turned-Hollywood star Sonja Henie.

Written by Mette Marit Bolstad and Andreas Markusson, "The White Swan" charts the life of Henie, who is considered one of the world's greatest figure skaters who changed the sport with her choreography and other innovations. After winning gold medals at the Olympic Games three times, Henie moved to Hollywood in 1936, and became a major movie star but various factors eventually led her to lose her studio deal. The movie also depicts her complex relationship with her older brother Leif, who taught her how to ice skate in Oslo and was part of her life in Hollywood.

The movie, which stars Ine Marie Wilmann ("Homesick") as Henie, has pre-sold to U. …

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