That sound of revelry you hear Dear and Constant Readers is that of Samuel Goldwyn Studios having a good year. At least that’s the way our pop-erific cousins over at Variety are telling it, and who am I to argue with that particular institution?
Per our splendiferous pals at aforementioned agency, Samuel Goldwyn Studios has scored the exclusive U.S. rights from production house Reinvent to two films, The Good Traitor and The Day We Died.
The Good Traitor is based off of a true story about Denmark’s ambassador to the United States, one Henrik Kauffmann. Kauffman positioned himself in 1939 as the genuine representative of a free Denmark, putting himself squarely in the eye of the growing Nazi storm as he sounded the alarm bells on Hitler and his cronies. The film features thespians Henry Goodman (The Damned United), Denise Gough (The Quiet Roar), Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration) and Burn Gorman (Crimson Peak).
The Day We Died is another true-lifer about four individuals who are forever entwined during the February 2015 terrorist attacks in Copenhagen. Of the four, only one will survive this horrific ordeal. The film stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), freshman actor Adam Buschard, Lars Brygmann (A Funny Man) and Albert Arthur Amiryan (also a newbie in the world of cinema). The film also goes by the title of Powder Keg.
In a press release, head honcho for Metro Goldwyn Peter Goldwyn said that they were “very happy to be releasing these two thrilling films from Reinvent Studios and we are certain that U.S. audiences will love them as much as we do. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is fierce as always in ‘Powder Keg’ and Ulrich Thomsen performs brilliantly.”
Reinvent Studios, the production house that these two films originated from, said in a statement via sales and marketing director Helene Auro that they were “certain that Samuel Goldwyn will do a great job releasing The Good Traitor and Powder Keg to U.S. audiences. The two films prove their ceaseless relevance to international audiences as the buzz from buyers continues.”
Reinvent is doing the honors of representing these two upcoming films in the ever-important international markets for production house SF Studios.