Toronto: Mia Wasikowska's 'Madame Bovary' Sells in U.S. to Millennium Entertainment
The period drama premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and plays in Toronto Sept. 10.
Director Sophie Barthes' Madame Bovary has landed a U.S. home with the newly reorganized Millennium Entertainment.
Starring Mia Wasikowska, the movie made its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival and will play at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 10. Madame Bovary, which has drawn mixed reviews, also stars Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans and Ezra Miller.
Felipe Marino adapted the screenplay from Gustave Flaubert's classic novel of the same name with Barthes.
Wasikowska plays Emma Bovary, a young, beautiful woman from northern France who marries the town doctor in order to escape a life of swine farming. But she soon grows tired of her husband and enters into a series of ill-fated love affairs.
WME helped secure financing for the film and represents U.S. rights, while Radiant Films International is handling foreign sales.
The deal for Madame Bovary comes days after the management team of Millennium Entertainment, led by Bill Lee, and private investment firm Virgo Investment Group bought out the stake owned by Avi Lerner's NuImage/Millennium Entertainment. Millennium Entertainment will be renamed in the coming weeks.
Marino and Joe Neurauter produced Madame Bovary in association with Barthes via her Aden Film banner and Aleph Motion Picture's Jaime Mateus-Tique.