DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE (August 18, 2021): Eros STX and Amazon Prime Video have closed a multi-year first window output deal in South Africa, effective immediately. The deal expands on the lucrative pan-European output partnership the two companies struck in the UK, France, Italy and most recently Scandinavia, in 2021.
As part of the multi-year Amazon deal, Prime Video will be getting upcoming movies including Memory starring Liam Neeson; The Marsh King’s Daughter with Daisy Ridley; Guy Ritchie’s upcoming spy thriller led by Jason Statham; war film Devotion starring Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell; Greenland: Migration, once again led by Gerard Butler; and Muscle starring Vin Diesel from director F Gary Gray. Read the full announcement.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER (JUNE 29, 2021): Garrett Hedlund, the Tron: Legacy star recently seen in Triple Frontier and The United States vs. Billie Holiday, has joined Daisy Ridley and Ben Mendelsohn in Neil Burger’s psychological thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter, which has now begun shooting in Canada.
Brooklynn Prince, Gil Birmingham and Caren Pistorius are also starring in the film, from STXfilms, Black Bear Pictures and Anonymous Content. Read the full announcement.
VARIETY EXCLUSIVE (June 16, 2021): “The Marsh King’s Daughter” has rounded out its cast with Brooklynn Prince, Gil Birmingham, and Caren Pistorius joining the ensemble of the psychological thriller. They will appear alongside the previously announced Daisy Ridley and Ben Mendelsohn in the big-screen adaptation of Karen Dionne’s best-selling novel of the same name. Neil Burger, the director of “Limitless” and “The Illusionist,” will slide behind the camera on this one. Read the full announcement.
DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE (May 5, 2021): Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Animal Kingdom actor Ben Mendelsohn is set to star opposite Daisy Ridley in Neil Burger’s (Limitless) upcoming psychological thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter.
Mendelsohn will play Jacob Holbrook, the infamous “Marsh King,” who years ago kept his young daughter, Helena, and her mother captive in the wilderness for years. After a lifetime of trying to escape her past, the now grown Helena (Ridley) is forced to face her demons when her father unexpectedly returns.
Principal photography is set to begin in Canada next month on the movie, which heralds from Black Bear, Anonymous Content and STX, which recently acquired U.S. rights. Read the full announcement.
DEADLINE ANNOUNCEMENT (April 21, 2021): We first told you about the Neil Burger-directed thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter, starring Daisy Ridley, which Black Bear Pictures, Anonymous Content and STX International were selling at EFM.
Today, STXfilms is taking U.S. rights to the feature, putting them back in business with Burger who directed the $100M-plus B.O. hit for them, The Upside, which the studio licensed from Lantern Entertainment. STX will distribute the feature in the UK, Ireland and India. US rights were negotiated with Black Bear and CAA Media Finance. Read the full announcement.
Limitless and Divergent filmmaker Neil Burger is newly aboard to direct the film, which heralds from Black Bear, Anonymous Content and STX International, which will be selling the hot package at the upcoming virtual EFM.
Ridley will star as Helena, a woman living a seemingly ordinary life, but hiding a dark secret: her father is the infamous “Marsh King,” the man who kept her and her mother captive in the wilderness for years. After a lifetime of trying to escape her past, Helena is forced to face her demons when her father unexpectedly escapes from prison. Read the full announcement.