Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired US rights to Thomas Daneskov’s comedy thriller Wildmen following its buzzy premiere in Tribeca’s international film competition in June.
Paris-based sales company Charades launched the film at the online EFM in March but truly started tying up deals on the title during the Marché du Film’s Pre-Cannes screenings following its successful Tribeca outing.
It has also sealed deals to the UK (Blue Finch), France (Star Invest), Germany and Switzerland (Koch Media), Italy (I Wonder Pictures), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Film Europe) and CIS (A-One).
Rasmus Bjerg co-stars as a man suffering from a mid-life crisis who heads to the Norwegian mountains to reconnect with the wild. His path crosses that of an on-the-run drug dealer and a hectic trip across the fjords ensues with relatives, gangsters and police in hot pursuit.
Wildmen is produced by Lina Flint at Nordisk Film Spring, whose previous credits include Gustav Moller’s The Guilty, which has recently been remade by Jake Gyllenhall’s Nine Stories Productions as a Netflix Original.