Sundance: Tilda Swinton's 'The Souvenir' Nabbed by A24 for North America

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British director Joanna Hogg's romantic drama, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, is headed to Sundance and a 2019 theatrical release.

A24 has picked up British writer-director Joanna Hogg's romance drama The Souvenir, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, ahead of the Sundance Film Festival.

A24 nabbed North American rights to the indie from Protagonist Pictures and 30West. The pic, which was announced last week as part of the Sundance lineup, stars Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke and Tilda Swinton and will be released theatrically in 2019.

Scorsese boarded the project as an executive producer after the veteran Hollywood director saw Hogg's second film, Archipelago. The Souvenir follows a quiet film student (Swinton Byrne) who begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man, played by Burke. She defies her protective mother (Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.

"I am beyond thrilled to be collaborating with A24 on The Souvenir. With impeccable taste they represent the best of contemporary cinema and have always been number one on my wish list to work with in the U.S.," Hogg said Monday in a statement.

The Souvenir was produced by Hogg and Luke Schiller, who previously worked with Hogg on Archipelago, and was exec produced by Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Lizzie Francke, Rose Garnett, Andy Starke and Dave Bishop.

30West negotiated the deal with A24 on behalf of the filmmakers. Honor Swinton Byrne is repped by Hamilton Hodell; Tom Burke is with Troika and Management 360; and Tilda Swinton is repped by Hamilton Hodell, UTA and Peikoff-Mahan. Joanna Hogg is repped by 42.