Liv Ullmann’s searing adaptation of the iconic August Strindberg play “Miss Julie” has finally been picked up for U.S. distribution by Wrekin Hill Entertainment, which will release the film in theaters this December, just in time for the awards race.
Jessica Chastain stars as the titular character, a sensual young aristocrat who boldly pursues a sexual relationship with her father’s handsome valet, played by Colin Farrell. Ullmnan, who both wrote and directed the adaptation, re-locates the setting from Sweden to the Irish countryside.
Wrekin Hill, a production and distribution banner formed by Chris Ball and Rene Cogan, who previously produced and distributed an impressive slate of bold indie films during their tenure at Newmarket Films, including Richard Kelly’s “Donnie Darko,” Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” and Patty Jenkins “Monster.”
“Miss Julie” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.