Danish sales agency, TrustNordisk, will handle international distribution of Love at First Hiccup, an American $2.4 million re-make of Danish romantic comedy Anya & Victor.
'A world in crisis needs a strong, but easygoing story about love. It was a smash hit in Denmark, and I am sure it will perform internationally as well - considering the dream team working on the project,' said TrustNordisk CEO, Rikke Ennis.
The film is currently shooting in Los Angeles under the direction of Barbara Rothenberg. Danish producer Regner Grasten, who backed the original film has set up the film for Emmy Award-winning Bob Engelman (The Mask, Blade, Mortal Kombat) to produce.
Grasten, with 32 features to his credit, will executive produce. He chose first-timer Rothenberg to direct because of her writing and her shorts; 'she will also add an edge and a hipness to the original story which will be perfect for American audiences,' Engelman added.
The high-school love story between freshman Victor and senior student Anya, who is also dating Peter, stars Devon Werkheiser and Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween, American Crime, Love Ranch). The cast also includes Ray Wise and James Eckhouse. Cinematographer Steven Bernstein and editor Larry Bock are among the crew.
The original sold set up a franchise that has sold over two million tickets in a country with a 5 million population. In Denmark the series' fifth instalment, Anya & Victor - In Sickness and Health, is closing in on 250,000 admissions after its September 12 release. It has made household names of lead actors Sofie Lassen-Kahlke and Robert Hansen.