Alexander Skarsgard filmed his role in “Dairy of a Teenage Girl” at the beginning of 2014, and fans are now impatiently waiting for the release date. There are some possible good vibes on the horizon as Eric Lavallée, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA, is predicting that the movie may make its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, which takes place in Park City, Utah, from January 22 to February 1 2015.
We’d be hard pressed to find more of an enraptured superfan of Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel than Marielle Heller. The actress adapted Diary of a Teenage Girl into a stageplay, played the lead, and at the end of the playhouse run figured she wasn’t done with the material. 2012 was a pivotal bloom year for the adaptation, with Heller landing all encompassing support from the Sundance Institute folks with a quartet of workshoppy goodness: Creative Producing Summit, June Screenwriters Lab, Directors Lab and Screenplay Reading Series. Production took place in San Francisco this past January, with the love triangle roles being distributed to Alexander Skarsgard, Kristen Wiig, and newbie Bel Powley in the title role. Set in the Farrah Fawcett pin-up era, this potentially thorny The Ice Storm-esque drama pits irresponsible adults with grown up teenagers and should be a highly sought after acquisitions title …. especially if Wiig nabs a Supporting Actress nom for The Skeleton Twins at the Indie Spirits later this month.
Gist: Based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel of the same name, this follows a teen artist (Powley) living in San Francisco in the ’70s who attempts to navigate her way through an affair with her mother’s boyfriend.
Production Co./Producers: Cold Iron Pictures’ Miranda Bailey (Super), Archer Gray’s Anne Carey (Little Accidents), Caviar’s Bert Hamelinck (Nymphomaniac: Vol. I & II) and Madeline Samit.
Prediction: U.S. Dramatic Competition most logical route.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. UTA (domestic). K5 International (international)
Let’s keep all our fingers and toes crossed that Mr Lavallée’s prediction comes to fruition, and that if indeed it does go the festival, that Alexander will be able to attend and promote it.
The official Sundance programme won’t be released for at least another couple of weeks, but we will keep fans updated if we hear anymore.