Magnolia Pictures has picked up the North American rights to the Danish thriller The Guilty.
Interest in English-language remakes of the film has also become a possibility, but for the time being Magnolia plans a 2018 theatrical release for the film.
The Guilty stars Jakob Cedergren as a police officer demoted to desk work as an emergency dispatcher. When he receives a call from a kidnapped mother who hangs up abruptly, the officer is pulled into a race against time as he unravels what is at stake. The film is the directorial debut of Gustav Möller.
“Gustav Möller has devised an ingeniously executed thriller with The Guilty,” Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said. “This is an incredibly accomplished feature debut, and Magnolia is excited to introduce him to American audiences.”
The film was bought from Scandinavian sales agency TrustNordisk.