Miramax to handle world sales on ‘Intrigo’ trilogy

Some information considering the project Intrigo:

Miramax has come on board to sell worldwide rights excluding German-speaking territories to Enderby Entertainment’s Intrigo thriller trilogy directed by Daniel Alfredson.

The films are based on Hakan Nesser’s books take place in an undefined northern European country and deal with the themes of escape, guilt, revenge and atonement.

The trilogy is in post and comprises Death Of An Author starring Ben Kingsley, Benno Furmann, Tuva Novotny and Veronica Ferres; Dear Agnes with Carla Juri, Gemma Chan, and Jamie Sives; and Samaria starring Phoebe Fox, Andrew Buchan, Millie Brady, and Jeff Fahey.

Enderby’s Rick Dugdale produces alongside The Amazing Film Company’s Thomas Peter Friedl and Uwe Schott. Enderby, The Amazing Film Company, Silver Reel, Seine Pictures and Umedia are financing the series.

Executive producers are Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber and Ian Hutchinson, Daniel Petrie, Jr., and Seine Pictures’ Ivan Orlic and Lauren Mekhael. Fox International handles distribution in German-speaking territories.

Alfredson directed The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, and Kidnapping Mr. Heineken. The three films are currently in post and the Intrigo novels will be published worldwide in 2018.

“Annihilation” trailer released

Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Annihilation, the latest from Ex Machina writer and director Alex Garland. Annihilation is set to be released in theaters on February 23, 2018. You can also view the first photo released from the film at Entertainment Weekly’s site.

The movie is based on author Jeff VanderMeer‘s Southern Reach trilogy, and stars Natalie Portman (Black Swan, V for Vendetta), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin, Deepwater Horizon), Tessa Thompson (Creed, Westworld), Tuva Novotny (A War, Dag), and Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina).

The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that “reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world” (Kim Stanley Robinson).

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide; the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In Annihilation, the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition.

The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one another, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers―they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding―but it’s the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything.

New interview by Aftonbladet

New interview from Aftonbladet (Sweden) from September 16, 2017 and just use the Google translator here at the site if you don’t speak Swedish.

Succéfilmen ”Borg” handlar inte bara om tennislegendarerna Björn Borg och John McEnroe.
Björn Borgs fästmö och tränare – spelade av Tuva Novotny och Stellan Skarsgård – spelar också en viktig roll i historien.

– Tjejen brukar vara kuttersmycket, här var hon en del av tennisplanen på något sätt, det tyckte jag var jättefint, säger Tuva Novotny om att spela Mariana Simionescu.
Borg sätter betyg på filmen om sig själv

Read full interview here.

New interviews with Tuva

Two new interviews with Tuva to promote the release of Borg, and they are both in Swedish but use the Google translate widget in the sidebar to easily translate them.

Moviezine (Sweden) – September 9, 2017

”Vi måste ha frihet att tolka verkligheten”

MovieZine pratar med Tuva Novotny om bioaktuella ”Borg”, hjälpen hon fick från Björn Borgs exfru Mariana, och det kommande karriärbytet.

Bakom varje framgångsrik man står en kvinna. När Björn Borg spelade sin legendariska Wimbledon-match mot John McEnroe år 1980 satt fästmön Mariana Simionescu i publiken och hejade på. Tuva Novotny har fått stor hjälp av den verkliga Mariana inför rollen i bioaktuella ”Borg”.

Read full interview here

NWT (Sweden) – September 8, 2017

Skådespelaren Tuva Novotny växte upp i värmländska Åmot

Tuva Novotny filmdebuterade för 20 år sedan.
Hon har gjort en hel del humor – den värmländska skrönan ”Smala Sussie” och serien ”Dag”, men också betydligt mer strama och allvarsamma roller som i den norska thrillerserien ”Nobel” och danska filmen ”Kriget”.
Nu är hon aktuell i storfilmen om Björn Borg som har biopremiär i dag.

Read full interview here.

‘Borg/McEnroe’ to open 2017 Zurich International Film Festival

More events for Tuva perhaps? This time its the Zurich International Film Festival!

Tennis drama Borg/McEnroe will open the 2017 Zurich International Film Festival (Sept 28 – Oct 8).

Director Janus Metz Pedersen and Sverrir Gudnason, who plays Björn Borg, will attend the screening on September 28. The film co-stars Shia LaBeouf as a Borg’s rival John McEnroe.

The title also opens this year’s Toronto International Film Festival on September 7.

Borg/McEnroe tells the story of the rivalry between the cool swede Bjorn Borg and hot headed American John McEnroe, which culminated in their epic 1980 Wimbledon final.

SF Studios is handling international sales of the film.

Ronnie Sandahl wrote the screenplay, with Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny and Robert Emms rounding out the cast.

Source: Source Daily (US)

Erik Poppe’s ‘The King’s Choice’ Sweeps Norwegian National Film Awards

We wish to congratulate everyone who was involved on The King’s Choice, it was very well deserved! You can also read Variety (US)’s review on the movie here.

Norwegian director Erik Poppe’s historical epic, ”The King’s Choice” (”Kongens nei”), was the Amanda jury’s clear favorite at this year’s awards. Nominated for a record 13 Amandas — Norway’s national film prizes — it snagged eight on Saturday night at Haugesund’s Scandic Maritim Hall. The kudos ceremony unspooled one day before the opening of the 45th Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund, which runs through Aug. 25.

Norwegian actress (and singer) Pia Tjelta, who earlier on the day was honored with a stone at Haugesund’s walk of fame – the Haraldsgate – hosted the show, which was televised by Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV. A majority of Amanda winners went on stage to receive their statuettes.

“The King’s Choice” topped Norwegian box office charts last year, earning 713,276 admissions. It was named best Norwegian feature of 2016 by the Norwegian Film Critics. It is set in the time of Nazi Germany’s 1940 invasion of Norway when on April 8, King Haakon VII received a German “surrender or die” ultimatum. Starring Danish actor Jesper Christensen, Norwegian actor Anders Baasmo Christiansen, and Swedish actress Tuva Novotny, it describes the events during the three days, when the king, faced with a passive government and a Crown Prince ready for action, turned from a brave man into the people’s king.

The film won best Norwegian feature, supporting actor, original screenplay, production/stage design, VFX, musical score, editing, and sound design.

With the best actor award for “Handle with Care”, Kristoffer Joner received his third Amanda.

NORWAY’S 2017 AMANDA AWARDS

Best Norwegian feature:
”The King’s Choice” (”Kongens nei”) — Prods: Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B Kvae for Paradox. Dir: Erik Poppe.

Best children’s movie:
“In the Forest of Huckybucky” (“Dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen”) — Prods: Ove Heiborg, Elisabeth Opdal, Eirik Smidesang Slåen for Qvisten Animasjon. Dir: Rasmus A Sivertsen

Best actress:
Ruby Dagnall, for “Rosemari” — Dir: Sara Johnsen

Best actor:
Kristoffer Joner, for “Handle with Care” (“Hjertestart”) — Dir: Arild Andresen).

Best supporting actress:
Sarah Francesca Brænne, for “The Rules for Everything” — Dir: Kim Hiorthøy

Best supporting actor:
Karl Markovics, for “The King’s Choice”

Best original screenplay:
Harald Rosenløw Eeg, Jan Trygve Røyneland, for “The King’s Choice”

Best cinematography:
Øystein Mamen, for “The Rules for Everything”

Best production/stage design:
Peter Bävman, for “The King’s Choice”

Best VFX:
Arne Kaupang, for “The King’s Choice”

Best musical score:
Johan Söderqvist, for “The King’s Choice”

Best editing:
Einar Egeland, for “The King’s Choice”

Best sound design:
Christian Schaanning, for “The King’s Choice”

Best short:
“My Sister” (“Min søster”) — Dir: Liv Joelle Barbosa Blad. Prod: Nina Maria Barbosa Blad, for Barbosa Blad Film

Best documentary:
“Nowhere to Hide” — Dir: Zaradasht Ahmed. Prod: Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas, for Ten Thousand Images

Best international feature:
“Manchester by the Sea” — Dir: Kenneth Lonergan (U.S). Local distributor: United International Pictures (UIP).

The Golden Clapper:
Norwegian editor Inge-Lise Langfeldt

The people’s Amanda:
“Marcus & Martinus – sammen om drømmen” — Prods: Silje Buraas, Tom Marius Kittilsen for Fenomen TV Film & Scene. Dir: Daniel Fahre

Amanda Committee’s honorary prize:
Norwegian producer Axel Helgeland

Source: Variety (US)

‘Tuva Novotny Online’ Open!

Welcome to the newest Tuva Novotny source online!

I decided to open Tuva Novotny Online a while ago to collect and gather information, photos, videos, news and articles on Tuva – and of course, to hopefully support her career!
I have been following Tuva’s career for many years and she has starred in several of my favorite series, such as the Norwegian show Dag. She’s also in other fantastic and entertaining movies produced in Norway and Sweden and if you have the possibility to watch these international movies – you really should.

Tuva will soon appear in Borg/McEnroe and Annihilation and it’s always a pleasure to see what Tuva will come up with next. Not only does she seem to be an wonderful and inspiring person but her acting skills are amazing and intriguing.

Why a fansite? Well I work as a developer and every site I make is a learning process and this time I wanted to try and work on a project and get an apology to look at photos and be a bit geeky. This site will hopefully grow and get bigger and hopefully it will be possible to create a comprehensive archive on Tuva’s career.

It’s very important for me to respect Tuva’s wish to keep her personal life private and I won’t post any gossip, intrusive photos or information. This site is to promote and provide information on her career, and nothing else.

For now, enjoy your stay!