Samuel Goldwyn Takes Norwegian Historical Drama 'The King's Choice'

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'The King's Choice'

The movie follows the true story of the king of Norway's choice not to surrender to German forces.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has taken the rights to Norwegian historical drama The King's Choice in North America.

The feature from director Erik Poppe takes place over the course of three days in April 1940, when the king of Norway has to make the choice to either surrender or die at the hands of the German armed forces.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has plans for a theatrical release in August. 

The King's Choice was among nine films that made the short list of contenders for a nomination in the foreign-language category at this year's Academy Awards. 

Jan Trygve Royneland and Harald Rosenlow-Eeg wrote the feature, which was produced by Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B. Kvae of Paradox Film 1 AS.

The deal was negotiated by Beta Film GmbH on behalf of the filmmakers.