Teamworx Gets Medieval with 'The Pilgrim'

Iny Lorentz Novel Tells the Story of Wealthy Merchant's Daughter

COLOGNE, Germany – German producer Teamworx is getting medieval on their assets, picking up the film and TV rights to 14th century historical novel The Pilgrim from Iny Lorentz.

The Pilgrim tells the story of Tilla, the daughter of a wealthy merchant who, to escape the restrictions of her life, disguises herself as a man and makes a pilgrimage half way across Europe to Santiago in Spain.

Producer Benjamin Benedict acquired the rights to The Pilgrim for Teamworx and said he plans to turn the book into a two-part miniseries.

The TV-movie version of another Lorentz bestseller, Die Wanderhure (The Wandering Whore), was a huge success earlier this year, drawing nearly 10 million viewers on its premiere on German commercial network Sat.1.