Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights from TrustNordisk to Lukas Moodysson’s We Are The Best!.

We Are The Best! premiered at Venice last month and centres on three young outsiders in 1980s Stockholm who form a punk band. Magnolia plans a 2014 release. The film will open in Sweden on October 11.

Lars Jönsson produced for Memfis Film. We Are The Best! is co-produced by Film I Väst, SVT and Zentropa in co-operation with Danish Broadcasting Corporation and with support from the Swedish Film Institute, The Danish Film Institute and Nordisk Film and TV Fond.

Magnolia director of acquisitions Peter Van Steemburg negotiated the deal with TrustNordisk head of sales Susan Wendt.

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