Radius -The Weinstein Company has secured US rights for the latest foreign werewolf import from Jonas Alexander Arnby, the Danish horror-thriller WHEN ANIMALS DREAM, according to Variety.
We first brought WHEN ANIMALS DREAM to your attention back in November of last year when French sales company Gaumont had picked up sales on the film. Now Variety is reporting that the film has sold US rights to Radius-TWC in what was called "one of the highest-profile U.S. deals inked at Berlin’s EFM".
Described as a mix between LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and CARRIE, the film stars newcomer Sonia Suhl as the tragic protagonist Marie, who wreaks a bloody revenge on her persecutors, with support from Lars Mikkelsen (star of the Danish television series "The Killing", which inspired the US series, and brother of "Hannibal" star Mads Mikkelsen) and Sonja Richter as her parents and Jakob Oftebro as her love interest.
WHEN ANIMALS DREAM is commercials and shorts director Jonas Arnby’s feature-length debut.
“It’s a coming-of-age horror film set in a secluded fishing village of Denmark about a young girl falling in love and discovering she is a werewolf through her mother at the same time as she gets hunted down by the villagers."
Altitude Film also acquired for U.K.