Millennium Entertainment has taken domestic distribution rights to “What Maisie Knew,” the company announced on Wednesday in Toronto.
Alexander Skarsgard, Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan star in this modern-day version of the classic Henry James novel. Scott McGehee and David Siegel direct.
Set in current-day New York, the film chronicles the falling-apart of a family as seen through the eyes of a six-year-old girl who watches the grown-ups around her behave like children.
Moore plays a rock 'n' roll icon married to a distracted art dealer (Coogan) who each pursue separate love interests and eventually part ways. Maisie (Onata Aprile), their only child, is caught in the middle and used as a bargaining tool.
The producers include William Teitler, Charles Weinstock, Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Daniel Crown. The screenplay was written by Carroll Cartwright and Nancy Doyne.
Siegel and McGehee are a writing-directing partnership ("Bee Season," "Uncertainty") several of whose previous films have screened in Toronto.