Magnolia Pictures Buys Mads Mikkelsen Starrer ‘King’s Land’ « CmaTrends

Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to “King’s Land,” a period epic movie reuniting “A Royal Affair” helmer Nikolaj Arcel with Mads Mikkelsen. Sold by TrustNordisk, the film is produced by Danish production powerhouse Zentropa.

Arcel penned the script with Anders Thomas Jensen who most recently collaborated with Mikkelsen on the action-thriller film “Riders of Justice.” Both films were released by Magnolia. “King’s Land” is set to start production this summer.

“We’re truly excited to be back in business with Nikolaj, Anders Thomas and Mads,” said Magnolia Pictures President Eamonn Bowles. “This is a momentous project and we can’t wait to bring it to audiences.”

Arcel said he “had the great pleasure of working with the amazing Magnolia team on “A Royal Affair” and is “beyond thrilled that they’ve boarded ‘King’s Land’ at this early stage,” added the helmer.

The film is produced by Zentropa Entertainments ApS, in co-production with Zentropa Berlin GmbH, Zentropa Sweden AB, in cooperation with TV2 Denmark, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, SVT and Koch Films. Film i Väst co-produced with the support from Danish Film Institute Markedsordningen, Eurimages, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, MOIN Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Czech Film Fund and Swedish Film Institute. Developed by the Creative Europe Media Programme – Media of the European Union.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia EVP Dori Begley and SVP of Acquisitions John Von Thaden, and by Susan Wendt of TrustNordisk on behalf of the filmmakers.

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