STXFILMS TO DISTRIBUTE WORLDWIDE
BURBANK, CA (February 1st, 2019) — Allison Williams (Get Out, Girls) and Alexander Dreymon (The Last Kingdom) are set to star in the upcoming survival-thriller Horizon Line for STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment, and Nordic major SF Studios, who developed the project. SF Studios’ own Fredrik Wikström Nicastro (Borg/McEnroe, Easy Money) is producing, with award-winning director Mikael Marcimain (Call Girl, The Laser Man) set to direct. The original screenplay was written by Josh Campbell & Matt Stuecken, who penned the $100m blockbuster 10 Cloverfield Lane.
In the edge-of-your-seat thriller Horizon Line, former lovers Sara and Jackson find themselves reunited ahead of their friend’s tropical island wedding. As the only passengers on a single-engine Cessna plane making its way over the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, a spark soon rekindles between Sara and Jackson. However, when their pilot suddenly suffers a heart attack, the couple must fight for their lives to stay airborne and find their way back to land.
Principal photography will commence in Mauritius on February 11, 2019 before moving to Dublin and then Pinewood in London. STXinternational is handling international distribution for this highly anticipated film. The company will launch sales on the new title at the upcoming European Film Market.
“I am so excited to produce the first English language film of one of Sweden’s most talented directors, based on Josh and Matt’s unique script with Allison Williams and Alexander Dreymon starring. This is going to be an entertaining thrill ride that we are looking forward to making with our friends at STX,” says Fredrik Wikström Nicastro, Producer and SVP International Production at SF Studios.
“When I first read Horizon Line I was immediately struck by the high concept, constant tension and brilliant characters that just jumped from the page. You are rooting for this couple at every step of the way – it’s a complete crowd pleaser and audiences in the US and around the world will love them and the film,”commented Adam Fogelson, Chairman, STXfilms. “It also makes me especially happy to be partnering with Fredrik and our friends at SF Studios.”
Horizon Line is one of the first features in SF Studio’s strategy to produce English language films for the international market. Upcoming SF Studios productions include a US remake of A Man Called Ove starring Tom Hanks, based on the international bestseller and the Oscar nominated box-office hit, and I am Victor based on an upcoming novel by Jo Nesbø adapted by the Bond scribes Purvis and Wade with Baltasar Kormakur set to direct.
Executive producers of Horizon Line are Jaume Collett-Sera (The Shallows, Non-Stop), Juan Sola (The Commuter) and Peter Garde (A Royal Affair, Antichrist).
Swedish film and television director Mikael Marcimain’s credits include Call Girl, Gentlemen and The Laser Man.
Allison Williams is best known for her critically acclaimed performance in Jordan Peele’s Academy Award-winning 2017 horror film Get Out and her role as Marnie Michaels on the HBO comedy-drama series “Girls”.
Alexander Dreymon’s credits include the Netflix/BBC series “The Last Kingdom”, FX’s Emmy Award-winning series “American Horror Story: Coven”. Dreymon also appeared in the WW II movie Resistance.
Mikael Marcimain is repped by Agentfirman Planthaber/Kildén/Mandic. Williams is repped by CAA. Dreymon is repped by The Gersh Agency.
SF Studios contacts:
- Fredrik Wikström Nicastro (SVP International Production):
Tel +46 70 413 63 83, Fredrik.WikstromNicastro@sfstudios.se
- Kristina Linglöf (Head of Communications):
Tel +46 70 305 22 27, Kristina.Linglof@sfstudios.se
- Charlotte Hallam, Maxine Leonard PR
Tel 323-930-2345, email@example.com
- Mari Dwyer, Sr. Director, Media Relations, STX Entertainment, A Global Media Company
818.524.7041 (o), firstname.lastname@example.org
About SF Studios
SF Studios is one of the world’s oldest film companies and is celebrating 100 years in 2019. Today SF Studios is the leading film studio in the Nordic region with its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and offices in Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and London, and is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier. The company produces and distributes feature films and TV series as well as providing the digital services SF Anytime and SF Kids Play.
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STXfilms is a division of STX Entertainment, a global, next-generation media company whose mission is to unlock the value of the direct connection stars have with their fans through the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of film, television, VR, digital video, music and live entertainment content. It is the industry leader in transforming beyond traditional platform-driven content to creating talent-driven enterprises.
The company is led by accomplished businessman Robert Simonds and was co-founded by Bill McGlashan, managing partner of the leading global private investment firm TPG. Other investors include Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; PCCW, Southeast Asia's largest Internet and cable services provider; Tencent Holdings, China's leading provider of online products and services; Liberty Global, the world’s largest distribution platform; Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank; New Enterprise Associates (NEA); DNS Capital (representing the business interests of Gigi Pritzker and her immediate family); and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others. With these strategic relationships, the company is uniquely positioned to maximize the impact of content worldwide, with direct passage into the China market.
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