Entertainment One’s Seville International has landed exclusive sales rights to Maggie Greenwald’s new feature, “Sophie and the Rising Sun,” in all regions except North America. The film stars Julianne Nicholson, Emmy winner Margo Martindale, Takashi Yamaguchi and plenty more prolific actors.
Set in a small southern town, “Sophie and the Rising Sun” follows the titular woman, a young lass who falls for a mysterious man. Soon, all hell breaks loose and the affair becomes the lightning rod for long-buried conflicts that erupt in bigotry and violence.
“This is a story that will transcend international borders and especially appeal to the underserved mature female audience,” said Anick Poirier, Senior Vice President, Sales, Seville International. “We are so thrilled to share it with the world.”
The film will be presented to buyers at this year’s European Film Market in Berlin.