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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Vicky Krieps Drama ‘Lyrebird’

Toronto 2019: This is the distributor’s second deal out of the festival

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the film rights, including North American, to Dan Friedkin’s drama “Lyrebird” out of the Toronto International Film Festival.

The film stars Vicky Krieps, Guy Pearce, Roland Moller and Claes Bang. “Lyrebird” follows a former Dutch resistance member (Bang), who investigates the theft of art during World War II. Mark Fergus, James McGee and Hawk Ostby wrote the script for Friedkin’s directorial debut.

30West sold the rights, the deal including Latin American, Eastern European, Scandinavian, Middle East and Asian rights.

Imperative Entertainment and NL Film produced the drama. Ryan Friedkin, Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas produced, and Gino Falsetto, Peter Heslop and Ridley Scott served as the executive producers.

SPC previously acquired the U.S. rights to the Steve Coogan, Isla Fisher satire film “Greed.” Ahead of the festival, where it also screened, the distributor bought Michael Covino’s “The Climb out of the Cannes International Film Festival.