Busy up-and-comer Alicia Vikander is becoming quite the globetrotter. The Swedish actress who rose to prominence with the Oscar-nominated Danish film A Royal Affair, then shot Anna Karenina in England, The Seventh Son in the U.S. and has a role in The Fifth Estate which just kicked off in Germany, will head to Oz to star with Ewan McGregor in crime thriller Son Of A Gun later this month. Also boarding the Australian production are Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent) and Jacek Koman (The Great Gatsby, Top Of The Lake). Julius Avery, an award-winner for his short Jerrycan, is directing the story of the complex relationship between McGregor’s public enemy number one character and his young protégé, played by Thwaites. Altitude Film Sales is handling international rights and UTA Independent Film Group represents the producers for North American rights. Timothy White is producing through Southern Light Films and Janelle Landers of WBMC is co-producing. Aaron L. Gilbert of Media House Capital is executive producer, along with John Collee, Bryce Menzies, Michael Spiccia and Aidan O’Bryan. The film will be released in Oz and New Zealand through Hopscotch Entertainment One.
By NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor | Tuesday, 5 February 2013 22:00 UKTags: Alicia Vikander, Ewan McGregor
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