Magnolia has acquired North American rights from TrustNordisk on the Tobias Lindholm-directed A Hijacking. The film premiered at Venice and Toronto.  The deal was negotiated between Susan Wendt, Head of Sales at TrustNordisk and Magnolia’s SVP of Acquisitions, Dori Begley.

The film will be released second quarter of 2013. It stars Pilou Asbæk and Dar Salim and focuses on the human consequences of modern piracy. The starting point comes when the cargo ship MV Rozen is captured by Somali pirates. Amongst the men on board are the ship’s cook Mikkel and the engineer Jan, who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death.

Said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles: “A Hijacking is a strikingly intelligent, thrilling and timely film, and Tobias Lindholm is a talent to be reckoned with.”