TrustNordisk did brisk international business in Berlin last year with a series of films that included Nymphomaniac, Ragnarok, Pioneer and The Keeper Of Lost Causes. Gearing up for the EFM that kicks off next month in the German capital, the hot Scandianvian company has added The Shamer’s Daughter to its slate. Pre-sales will start in Berlin on the pic that’s based on the first book in Lene Kaaberbøl’s bestselling young adult series, The Shamer Chronicles. The Shamer’s Daughter is being adapted for the screen by Oscar winner Anders Thomas Jensen, the longtime collaborator of Susanne Bier. Denmark’s Kenneth Kainz directs with shooting to start on February 27. The fantasy/adventure is the story of Dina, a young girl who has inherited her mother’s supernatural ability to elicit shamed confessions just by looking into someone’s eyes. Dina sees the powers as a curse and longs for a normal life. But when the sole heir to the throne of Dunark is wrongfully accused of the horrible murders of his family, Dina’s mother is enlisted under false pretenses to make him confess and is taken prisoner. It falls to Dina to uncover the truth of the murders.
The Scandinavian cast is led by Peter Plaugborg (The Keeper Of Lost Causes), Jakob Oftebro (Kon-Tiki), Søren Malling (A Hijacking), Maria Bonnevie (A Second Chance), Stina Ekblad (Love Is All You Need) and Allan Hyde (True Blood).
Executive producer is Lone Korslund (Snabba Cash, The Millennium Trilogy). Producers are Nina Lyng and Eva Juel Hammerich from Nepenthe Film in co-production with Nordisk Film Distribution, Storm Films, Filmlance, True North, and Sirena Film. The Danish release is set for spring 2015