November 23rd, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Darius Films has released a first production still and on-set picture from the upcoming thriller “Stockholm”, starring Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace and Mark Strong. Both pictures can be found in the photo gallery. Written and directed by Robert Budreau, the film follows the drama chronicled in the New Yorker article “The Bank Drama” by Daniel Lan about the hostages who bonded with their captors and turned against the authorities, giving rise to the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm Syndrome.” “Stockholm will offer moviegoers a raw glimpse into intense events that transpired over four decades ago coining a psychological condition that still intrigues the world today,” said Jonathan Kier, Sierra/Affinity’s President of International Sales & Distribution. “With Robert’s creative direction coupled with Ethan and Noomi’s tremendous talents, we are certain audiences around the globe will be captivated by this thrilling true story.”

  January 27th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

According to Deadline, Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace have been set to star in Stockholm, a thriller written and to be directed by Robert Budreau, who wrote and directed Hawke in the Chet Baker biopic Born To Be Blue. Production is now set to begin in April with Sierra/Affinity to handle international sales beginning at the European Film Market next month in Berlin. The pic is based on the true story of a 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in a 1974 New Yorker article “The Bank Drama” by Daniel Lang. The hostages bonded with their captors and turned against the authorities, and gave rise to the psychological phenomenon “Stockholm syndrome.” Scott Aversano and Will Russell-Shapiro are exec producing and overseeing via Aversano Films along with Jason Blum via Blumhouse Productions. Nicholas Tabarrok will produce via his Darius Films banner, with Budreau via his Lumanity banner, and Jonathan Bronfman via his JoBro Productions banner. William Santor, John Hills and Andrew Chang-Sang are also executive producing for financier Productivity Media. Here’s hoping that “Stockholm” will move forward faster than “Unlocked” or “What Happened to Monday?”