In the latest pick-up of a popping Toronto market, Millennium Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to “What Maisie Knew,” starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård and Steve Coogan. The contemporary version of the Henry James novel, directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, had its world premiere Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“Maisie” tells the story of a young girl trapped in the drama of her distracted, divorcing parents and the new partners they bring into her life. Carroll Cartwright and Nancy Doyne adapted the screenplay.
Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Daniel Crown, William Teitler and Charles Weinstock produced; Riva Marker is an executive producer.
Millennium acquisitions exec Tristen Tuckfield negotiated the deal with WME Global, which repped the filmmakers.
Since its launch in 2010, Millennium has acquired and released “Little Birds,” “The Babymakers,” “Red Lights,” “Rampart” and “Bernie.” The company will next release Lee Daniels’ “The Paperboy” in October.