Myriad Pictures has acquired the U.S. rights to The Girl in the Book, an indie drama starring Emily VanCamp and Michael Nyqvist (from Sweden’s version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), written and directed by Marya Cohn.
The film, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival this year, stars VanCamp as Alice Harvey, a struggling writer and the daughter of a powerful book agent. Harvey grapples with writer’s block and a difficult junior book editor job. When she’s tasked with handling the re-release of a novel based on her own life, she’s forced to confront her painful past with help from the book’s author, played by Nyqvist.
Director Cohn’s previous work, a short film called Developing with Natalie Portman and Frances Conroy, won grand prizes at the Belgian Festival Mondial du Cinéma du Court Métrage and the St. Petersburg Message to Man Film Festival.
The Girl in the Book will be released by Myriad with Freetsyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media, with a 10-city U.S. theatrical and ultra VOD release in December. The film marks the third joint release between Myriad and Freestyle this year.