Cannes 2019: Sarah Gadon and Eili Harboe board THE NORTHWOODS

Hey cinephiles! Actresses Sarah Gadon and Eili Harboe have signed on to star in the upcoming horror-thriller THE NORTHWOODS. Head inside for the details!

From the Press Release:

CANNES, May 18, 2019 – Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment, levelFILM and Handmade Films in Norwegian Woods announced today that Sarah Gadon (ALIAS GRACE, TRUE DETECTIVE, 11.22.63) and Eili Harboe (THELMA, THE WAVE) have signed on to star in the upcoming Canadian/Norwegian feature co-production The Northwoods, written and to be directed by Emma Higgins.  

Gadon who most recently starred in Season 3 of the popular HBO series TRUE DETECTIVE, also toplined the hit Netflix series ALIAS GRACE, playing the titular role of Grace Marks.  Harboe is the up-and-coming Norwegian star who rose to prominence in the 2017 Joachim Trier thriller THELMA which had its international premiere at TIFF. THE NORTHWOODS will be her much-anticipated English-language debut. 

The Northwoods – Synopsis: Returning home for the first time since their mother’s tragic passing, Sonya (Gadon) and Aly (Harboe) decide to reconnect on a trek of the vast Norwegian fjords. When their guide mysteriously disappears, the two sisters quickly realize that trying to outrun the horrors of their past is just as futile as escaping what is waiting in the darkness. As the ill-fated hikers struggle for their very lives, they begin to realize that something much worse than death lurks in the depths of the woods

The film will be the debut feature from award-winning director Emma Higgins, who also penned the script.  Celebrated for her work in music videos, the director most recently earned significant critical acclaim for her 2018 Juno Award-nominated video for “The Drugs” by Canadian indie rock band Mother Mother. Higgins also took part in the Nordic Co-Production and Finance Market at the Norwegian International Film Festival with the film. 

The film is produced by Dave Hudakoc of levelFILM, Einar Loftesnes of Handmade Films In Norwegian Woods (Villmark asylum, The Tunnel), Daniel Quinn, Jeff Pangman and Evan Landry. Paul Barkin of Alcina Pictures (The ColonyFirecrackersHevn (Revenge)) and Clay Epstein of Film Mode Entertainment serve as Executive Producers. The film will be shot in northern Norway and Canada.   

Film Mode Entertainment is introducing the film to buyers in Cannes and will represent the film internationally. Film Mode Entertainment and CAA Media Finance are handling U.S. rights. levelFILM will handle Canadian distribution and SF Studios holds the Scandinavian rights. Gadon is represented by CAA and her longtime manager Dani De Lio at Creative Drive Artists.  Harboe is also represented by CAA alongside Swedish agency Agentfirman Planthaber/Kildén/Mandic.

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