Hollywood’s fascination for all things Scandinavian continues apace as Film Movement announced it has picked up North American rights to the Norwegian thriller.

Marius Holst directed the story about an uprising at a turn-of-the-century reform school for boys, based on true events.

Stellan Skarsgard stars alongside a young cast of primarily non-professional actors. Film Movement plans a limited theatrical release and VoD roll-out in the fourth quarter.

Film Movement vp of acquisitions and distribution Rebeca Conget brokered the deal for King Of Devil’s Island with Agathe Valentin of Les Films du Losange.