February 11, 2019

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman starrer The Secrets We Keep, Israeli director Yuval Adler’s follow-up to his Berlin out-of-competition entry The Operative, has pretty much sold out worldwide at Berlin’s European Film Market.

Stuart Ford’s AGC International has wrapped up multiple territory presales for the upcoming period thriller.

AGC closed deals for The Secrets We Keep in France (Amazon), Germany (Universum), Italy (Cloud Nine), Scandinavia (Svensk), Japan (Tohokushinsha), China (Jushi) and with Sun Distribution for Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Vertical Entertainment nabbed rights for the film across most of Eastern Europe, with CTB/Nashe Kino taking the title in CIS. Other deals include ones for Greece (Odeon), Indonesia (Cinema 21), Taiwan (Applause), Israel (United King) and the Middle East (Selim Ramia).

Adler, in Berlin for the world premiere Sunday night of his latest, the spy thriller The Operative, starring Diane Kruger and Martin Freeman, met with buyers one-on-one at AGC’s suite at the Ritz Carlton earlier in the week to pitch his new project. Rapace, who is an executive producer on the project, was at AGC’s offices pitching the project to buyers in Berlin.

Prometheus actress Rapace will play Maja, a holocaust survivor rebuilding her life in New York after World War II. But a random encounter with an eerily familiar man (Suicide Squad‘s Joel Kinnaman) — who seems to resemble her chief tormentor as she fled from the Nazi occupation in WWII — sets Maja off on a revenge mission. When she takes matters into her own hands, kidnapping the man, Maja sets in motion a series of memories and events that will change her whole perception of the truth.

February 02, 2019

The official poster of The Informer has been released along with the news of a new release date. Originally set for a March 2019 release, the film was pushed back to August 16th. Check out the poster and one additional still in our gallery!

MOVIEWEB – The Informer has received a new poster and release date. Instead of opening in theaters at the end of next month, the movie with now be released on August 16th. Aviron Pictures did not reveal the reasoning behind the decision.

The Informer is based on the novel Three Seconds by Borge Hellstrom and Anders Roslund and focuses on honorably discharged Special Ops soldier Pete Koslow (Joel Kinnaman) as his world is turned upside-down when he is jailed after a fight to protect his wife (Ana de Armas). He’s given a chance for early release by becoming an informant for the FBI (Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen) and using his covert skills in an operation to take down The General, the most powerful crime boss in New York. But when the FBI sting meant to finally earn Koslow his freedom results in the death of an undercover NYPD cop, Koslow finds himself caught in the crossfire between the mob and the FBI. Caught in a world of impossible choices, Pete Koslow knows he must return to prison, where he then formulates a plan to escape the clutches of three of New York City’s most powerful organizations, the mob, the NYPD and the FBI, in order to save himself and his family.

January 18, 2019

Great news! Amazon’s Hanna will be leading the TV portion of this year’s Berlin Film Festival, which will run from February 7th to 17th. Main stars Esmé Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman, and Mireille Enos are expected to be there. Here’s the full line-up:

Hanna – UK
Director: Sarah Adina Smith (Legion, Room 104, Buster’s Mal Heart)
Cast: Esmé Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman, Mireille Enos
Broadcaster: Amazon Prime Video

M – A City Hunts a Murderer – Austria
Director: David Schalko (BraunschlagOld Money)
Cast: Sarah Viktoria Frick, Verena Altenberger, Christian Dolezal, Gerhard Liebmann, Lars Eidinger, Sophie Rois, Moritz Bleibtreu, Bela B Felsenheimer, Udo Kier
Broadcaster: ORF, TV NOW

Twice Upon A Time – France
Director: Guillaume Nicloux (The NunThe Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq)
Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Freya Mavor
Broadcaster: ARTE

Quicksand – Sweden
Directors: Per-Olav Sørensen (Nobel)
Cast: Hanna Ardéhn, Felix Sandman, William Spetz, David Dencik, Reuben Sallmander
Broadcaster: Netflix

8 Days – Germany
Creators: Rafael Parente (Welcome to HindafingBlockbustaz), Peter Kocyla (Die Chefin, Cold Shadows)
Directors: Stefan Ruzowitzky (AnatomyThe Counterfeiters), Michael Krummenacher (Sibylle, Wonderland)
Cast: Christiane Paul, Mark Waschke, Lena Klenke, Fabian Hinrichs, Nora Waldstätten, Devid Striesow, Henry Hübchen, Murathan Muslu, David Schütter, Luisa-Céline Gaffron, Claude Heinrich
Broadcaster: Sky Deutschland

False Flag 2 – Israel
Creators: Maria Feldman (FaudaAbsentia) & Leora Kamenetzky (FaudaReds)
Director: Oded Ruskin (The Baker and the Beauty, Absentia)
Cast: Miki Leon, Hanna Azoulay Hasfari, Neta Riskin, Yiftach Klein, Yousef (Joe) Sweid, Lihi Kornowski, Moran Rosenblatt, Hani Furstenberg, Angel Bonanni
Broadcaster: Keshet Broadcasting

Follow the Money III – Denmark
Creator: Jeppe Gjervig Gram (Borgen)
Director: Søren Balle (NorskovRide Upon the Storm)
Cast: Thomas Hwan, Esben Smed, Maria Rich
Broadcaster: DR1

November 02, 2018

It’s a Swedish invasion! Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman are set to star in the independent thriller, The Secrets We Keep. We’re already excited about this!

VARIETY – Yuval Adler will direct from a script by Ryan Covington. Rapace will play a woman rebuilding her life along with her husband in New York after World War II — and when they encounter an eerily familiar man, their life starts to unravel as they wonder if he could be the officer who was one of their chief tormentors at a concentration camp. Kinnaman is in talks to play the mysterious but somehow familiar stranger.

Stuart Ford’s AGC is financing and repping sales at the American Film Market, which has launched in Santa Monica, Calif., this week. Producers are Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Erik Howsam of Di Bonaventura Pictures, AGC’s Ford and Greg Shapiro, and Adam Riback of Echo Lake Entertainment. Production is expected to begin early next year.

“‘The Secrets We Keep’ is that rare kind of thriller that is equal parts shocking and cathartic,” Shapiro said. “The kind of film that will demand attention. Stuart and I are so thrilled to be working with the entire creative team that has been assembled for this unique and exciting project.”

Joel may not be returning to Altered Carbon, but he is not shying away from the TV space genre as he joins Apple’s upcoming space drama series as one of the leads! Michael Dorman and Sarah Jones are also set to star.

DEADLINE – Former The Killing and Altered Carbon star Joel Kinnaman, Patriotstar Michael Dorman and Damnation co-star Sarah Jones have been tapped as the leads in Apple’s upcoming space drama series from Battlestar Galactica‘s and Outlander‘s Ronald D. Moore.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Moore’s Tall Ship Productions, the untitled Apple series, created and written by Moore along with Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended.

Kinnaman will play Edward Baldwin, one of the top NASA astronauts. Dorman and Jones will play Gordo and Tracy Stevens, one of the prominent NASA couples.

May 09, 2018

Léa Seydoux and Joel Kinnaman are set to topline the film adaptation of Rupert Isaacson’s New York Times bestseller, The Horse Boy. Israeli filmmaker, Ari Folman, is set to direct. The film is scheduled to start filming in October in the U.K., Mongolia, and in Joel’s home country, Sweden!

VARIETY – The film follows the journey of Emily and Jonathan’s son, Noah, an autistic child who rarely talks and isn’t improving despite his parents’ efforts to connect with him. When Jonathan notices that Noah is more peaceful and seems more able to communicate while riding horses, he sets off to take his family for a ride through the Mongolian plains to meet shamans in order to cure his son.

“‘Horse Boy’ is a passion project for Folman, who said he felt compelled to explore this important story in a cinematic way. “‘Horse Boy’ is a love story about a man and a woman who, against all odds are willing to take the biggest possible risk, not only to rescue their son, but to rescue their love for each other, their memories of the bond they used to share,” said Folman, who added that Mongolia will be portrayed in a unique way in the film.