EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Gustav Möller.
The Swedish-born helmer made his directorial debut on The Guilty, which won the Audience Award at Sundance in January. Set in just one location, the film centers on an alarm dispatcher and former police officer who answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. After the call disconnects, the dispatcher tries to piece together the clues to find the woman only to discover that he is grappling with a crime that is far more serious and expansive than he imagined. The film was inspired by a real 911 call Möller discovered on YouTube, and he wrote the script with Emil Nygaard Albertsen, and Lina Flint produced it. The film marked the first production from Spring, the new talent development initiative backed by Nordisk Film.
Magnolia Pictures acquired the film and will release this fall.
Möller graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2015 with the short film In Darkness, which won the Next Nordic Generation Award.