Here at the AFM, the film's producer Jesper Morthorst has revealed details of the project, about the destructive relationship between an aristocratic woman and her valet. The idea is to rework Strindberg's original story in a modern-day context. The film will be directed by Birgitta Stærmose, whose short Sophie screened in Sundance this year. It will be scripted by Peter Asmussen who co-scripted Lars Von Trier's Breaking The Waves.
Pop star and actress Trine Dyrholm, who appeared in Pernille Fischer Christensen's Berlinale prizewinner A Soap, is in talks to take the leading role. A sales agent is yet to be appointed.
Morthorst's previous project, the feature-documentary, Afghan Muscles has been sending ripples through the market. Directed by Andreas M. Dalsgaar, the film explores the new fad for bodybuilding in post-Taleban Afghanistan.
In the run-up to the market, it has sold to Australia (SBS) and Canada (TeleQuebec.). The film, sold by TV2 World Sales, is receiving its North American premiere this week at AFI FEST.
It has recently been confirmed that Nimbus will be producing Nicolas Winding Refn's bloodthirsty new Viking movie Valhalla Rising.