NEW YORK, NY (May 16th 2012) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American rights to Academy Award® winning director Susanne Bier's latest film, LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED from Scandinavian sales company, TrustNordisk. LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED stars Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm and Paprika Steen and is the next film after Bier's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner IN A BETTER WORLD, also released by Sony Pictures Classics.
CAA negotiated the deal on behalf of the Scandinavian Sales Company, TrustNordisk.
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED is a romantic comedy, set in Sorrento, Italy. It's a story about a group of people all seeking love, about passion and happiness, about jealousy and loneliness. First and foremost, it's a story about having the courage to change your life - even when you think it's too late.
"Susanne Bier's latest screenplay is intelligent, brave and so much fun. Audiences will really embrace this film. It is great to have Susanne, Sisse, Peter, Rikke and everyone at Trust Nordisk back in the Sony Classics family where they belong," says Sony Pictures Classics.
Rikke Ennis, CEO of TrustNordisk adds, "Sony Classics is family and it makes so much sense that Susanne Bier's new film is with them. They did a tremendous job on IN A BETTER WORLD and we are looking very much forward to the reaction of the American audience on LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED".
The film is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Vibeke Windeløv of Zentropa Entertainments 29 in co-production with Lumiere & Co., Slot Machine, Zentropa International France, Film i Väst, Zentropa International Berlin, Zentropa International Sweden, Danmarks Radio, Sveriges Television, Arte France Cinéma, Network Movie, ZDF, Arte, Longride and with support from The Danish Filminstitute, The Swedish Film Institute, Eurimages, Nordisk Film & TV-Fond, Canal +, Ciné +, RAI Cinema and the MEDIA Programme of the European Union. Domestic distribution in co-operation with Nordisk Film A/S.
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