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“Diary of a Teenage Girl” Acquired by Sony Pictures Classics


Alexander Skarsgard’s new movie, Diary of a Teenage Girl, already a big hit at Sundance 2015, has been bought by Sony Pictures Classics for the US and other worldwide rights.

According to variety

Sony Pictures Classics has nabbed North American rights to “Diary of a Teenage Girl,” along with other worldwide rights.

The adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s coming-of-age novel centers on a troubled teenager (Bel Powley) who loses her virginity to her mother’s boyfriend (Alexander Skarsgard). Kristen Wiig co-stars in the picture, which debuted this Saturday at the Sundance. It has an interesting 1970s vibe.

In a Variety review, Dennis Harvey said the film is “ideally cast and skillfully handled.” It marks Marielle Heller’s directing debut.

UTA brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

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