Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American, Latin American and Asian rights to James Kent’s Testament Of Youth starring Alicia Vikander (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) and Kit Harington (Game Of Thrones). The film is an adaptation of Vera Brittain’s epic First World War romantic drama. Juliette Towhidi wrote the script.
Testament Of Youth is produced by David Heyman and Rosie Alison of Heyday Films, co-produced by Celia Duval, and executive produced by Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer of BBC Films, Richard Mansell, Zygi Kamasa of Lionsgate UK, Hugo Heppell of Screen Yorkshire, and Henrik Zein of Nordisk. The film was funded by BBC Films, Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund, BFI, Nordisk Film Production, Lipsync and Ingenious.
The deal was negotiated with Mike Goodridge and Vanessa Saal for Protagonist Pictures and Sony Pictures Classics.
“I have known Michael and Tom for many, many years and have admired their vision, integrity and passionate support of great films and original voices for even longer,” said David Heyman. “We could not be in better hands.”