Academy Award® winner Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider, Jason Bourne, The Danish Girl) is set to star in Academy Award® nominee Morten Tyldum’s (Passengers, The Imitation Game) upcoming psychological thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter.
STXinternational, a division of STX Entertainment, is handling international distribution for the highly anticipated film and will present the project to buyers at the upcoming European Film Market, as well as directly distribute the film in the UK and Ireland.
Adapted for the big screen by Elle Smith & Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), The Marsh King’s Daughter is produced by Black Bear Pictures’ Academy Award® nominee Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game), who is also financing the film, and Academy Award® nominated Keith Redmon (The Revenant) of Anonymous Content, along with Morten Tyldum and Mark L. Smith. Anonymous Content’s Bard Dorros (Spotlight) and Alicia Vikander are executive producing. The Marsh King’s Daughter is scheduled to begin principal photography this summer.
Based on the sensational best-selling novel by Karen Dionne, The Marsh King’s Daughter is the mesmerizing tale of Helena (Vikander), a woman living a seemingly ordinary life, but hiding a dark secret within: that her father is the infamous “Marsh King,” the man who kept Helena and her mother captive in the wilderness for years. After a lifetime of trying to escape her past, Helena is forced to face her demons when her father unexpectedly escapes from prison. Knowing the threat he poses to her husband and young daughter, Helena must find the strength to hunt down the father she once believed to be her hero.
Photo: Vikander at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con