The Weinstein Company has picked up U.S. rights to “Sarah's Key” starring Kristin Scott Thomas and based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Tatiana De Rosnay. The distributor made the announcement Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival where the pic is screening.
Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, “Sarah's Key” is based on the historical novel that has sold over two million copies worldwide and has been translated into 15 languages and published in 22 countries. The film is likely to open theatrically next year.
"When Gilles and I first met with Harvey in Paris about 'Sarah‟s Key,' we knew immediately that we shared the same passion and emotion about Tatiana's book, and that a film had to be made," producer Stéphane Marsil said.
Peter Lawson and Michal Steinberg from The Weinstein Company and Grégoire Melin from Kinology negotiated the deal.