Norwegian figure skating biopic 'Queen of Ice' gets sales deal




TrustNordisk has picked up international rights for Norwegian figure skating biopic Queen of Ice.


The film stars Ine Marie Wilmann (Homesick) as modern figure skater Sonja Henie, who in 1936 moved to Hollywood to become a movie star. Valene Kane (The Fall), Aidan McArdle (The Duchess) and Malcom Adams (Return To Montauk) also star.


The film, which is currently in production, is directed by Anne Sewitsky, whose debut feature Happy Happy won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and was sold to more than 50 countries through TrustNordisk.


It is produced by the Synnøve Høsdal and Cornelia Boysen for Maipo film AS in co-production with Subotica Ltd (Ireland), Nordisk Film (Denmark) and Avanti Film (Sweden) with support from The Norwegian Film Institute, Creative Europe, The Irish Film Board, The Swedish Film Institute and Nordic Film & TV Fund.


TrustNordisk director of international sales and marketing Susan Wendt commented: “We can´t wait to continue our great cooperation with Maipo and Anne Sewitzky with this fascinating story that both visually and story-wise will take us on an extraordinary journey.”