Cinema Alterna’s present-day Henrik Ibsen adaptation and feature debut stars Ben Kingsley, Julian Sands, Jena Malone and Michele Martin.

Cinema Altera principal Charles Huddleston is producing and will direct the film from the screenplay he co-wrote with Martin.

A Doll’s House centres on a young woman’s escape from an overbearing husband during the current financial crisis.

The Little Film Company is handling international sales and vp of sales and acquisitions Clay Epstein serves as executive producer.

Principal photography is set to begin in January 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the famous story of a family that comes apart in the face of debt crisis.

Cinema Altera aims to produce two to three features a year within two budget layers: sub-$1m and $5-10m.