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CANNES: Entertainment One Buys North American Rights to Norwegian Actioner 'Escape'

Photo of Jay A. Fernandez By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire May 22, 2012 at 4:38AM

Entertainment One has acquired North American rights to “Escape,” the Norwegian action-adventure directed by Roar Uthaug.
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Entertainment One has acquired North American rights to “Escape,” the Norwegian action-adventure directed by Roar Uthaug.

Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Isabel Christine Andreasen and Milla Olin star in the story of a young woman taken hostage by a ruthless gang in the years after the Black Death and her desperate efforts to escape. Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm of Fantefilm Fiksjon AS produced.

TrustNordisk is repping the film at Cannes and has additionally sold rights to Rialto Distribution in Australia, Momentum in the UK, Koch Media in Germany, Aurum Producciones in Spain, Film Europe in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Gulf Film in the Middle East. Nordisk Film will release the film in Norway in September.

Entertainment One grabbed North American rights to David Cronenberg’s competition drama “Cosmpolis” just before the 2012 festival began.

This article is related to: Entertainment One, Escape, Cannes Film Festival, Roar Uthaug