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iW NEWS | Niki Caro To Direct Screen Adaptation of “The Vinter’s Luck”

iW NEWS | Niki Caro To Direct Screen Adaptation of "The Vinter's Luck"

Niki Caro (“Whale Rider”) will direct a screen adaptation of “The Vinter’s Luck” from a screenplay adaptation she wrote herself of Elizabeth Knox‘s New Zealand novel of the same name. Principal photography should commence in February, 2008 for the film about a peasant wine maker in 19th century France and his life long relationship with an angel. The cast includes Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Whale Rider“), and production design by Academy Award Winner, Grant Major (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy). “The Vinter’s Luck” is an Ascension Films-Kortex co-production whose international sales are being handled by Kathleen Drumm of NZ Film, the sales arm of the New Zealand Film Commission, one of the films many financers. Also funding the film are: The New Zealand Production Fund, the Motion Investment Group of Belgium, Tokyo based OLC Rights Entertainment, and Kortex Cinema of France. [Ashley Adams]

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