Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' Gets Distributor Interest

7:35 AM PST 02/23/2011 by Stuart Kemp

Tilda Swinton starrer attracted buyers during the EFM earlier this month in Berlin.

 

LONDON -- Filmmaker Lynne Ramsay's latest big screen outing, We Need To Talk About Kevin, starring Tilda Swinton, attracted interest from distributors during the European Film Market earlier this month in Berlin.

Ramsay's return to filmmaking after an absence from the big screen of almost 10 years, finds itself on release slates after a slew of memos signed by the movie's U.K.-based sales agent Independent.

Independent struck a deal with Diaphana in France, reuniting the Scottish filmmaker's efforts with the French distributor after previous titles Ratcatcher and Morvern Callar.

Wildbunch picked up the title for Benelux, Shani Films in Israel, Seven Film in Greece and Shooting Stars took it for the Middle East.

Artificial Eye snapped up rights to the film for the U.K. at script stage.

The movie is based on Lionel Shriver's novel of the same name, and tells the story of a smart, educated New York mother who does her best to raise a son she never wanted. He turns out to be extremely difficult and is at the center of the woman's marital breakdown before going on a killing spree at his high school with a crossbow.
Cast also includes John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller.

It is produced by Independent's Luc Roeg (Mr Nice, Spider) and Jennifer Fox(Michael Clayton, The Informant) and was developed by BBC Films, the pubcasters filmmaking arm.

It is currently in post-production with Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood tuning up the score.

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