'The Twin'

Source: Don Films 2022, photo by Heikki Leis

‘The Twin’

UK sales and finance outfit Film Constellation has closed further deals on Don Films’ English-language horror The Twin from Finnish director Taneli Mustonen.

Following its market premiere at the EFM, it has sold to Italy (Notorious Pictures), Portugal (Nos Audiovisuais) and Turkey (Bir Film), with Spain, Eastern Europe and Japan currently under negotiation.

The title, which launched pre-sales at last year’s EFM, is close to selling out for Film Constellation and previously sold to France (Mediawan), German-speaking territories (Leonine Studios) and Shudder for North America, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. RLJE Films will release theatrically in North America alongside a day-and-date premiere on Shudder.

The Twin stars Teresa Palmer as a young mother plagued by the violent death of one of her twins; it went into production in March 2021. Steven Cree and Barbara Marten appear alongside Palmer on the cast.

It is written by Taneli Mustonen & Aleksi Hyvarinen, and produced by Aleksi Hyvarinen from Finnish production company Don Films.

Executive producers are Joris van Wijk, Shudder’s Emily Gotto, Film Constellation’s Fabien Westerhoff, and Post Control Helsinki’s Toni Valla.

The project was backed by Shudder, Film Constellation, Nordisk Film, The Finnish Film Foundation, Estonian Film Institute and the Finnish television channel MTV3.