Myriad Pictures has taken all U.S. rights to the Emily VanCamp headliner The Girl In the Book and will release the film in the US with Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media. This includes a 10 city U.S. theatrical and ultra VOD release starting this December. Directed and written by Marya Cohn, The Girl in the Book premiered at last summer’s Los Angeles Film Festival. Michael Nyqvist also stars. Myriad is also handling foreign sales on the film and it’s the third joint release between the company and Freestyle following Three Night Stand and After the Ball this year.
Set in the cutthroat world of New York publishing, The Girl in the Book follows Alice Harvey (VanCamp), the daughter of a powerful book agent, who finds herself trapped in a junior book editor job while wrestling with writer’s block. When Alice is unexpectedly asked to manage the re-release of a bestselling novel based on incidents in her own life, the book’s author (Nyquist) reenters her life and opens a door to painful memories from her past. Helped by her best friend, Alice starts to find her own voice, trust herself again and become the writer she has always aspired to be.
Cohn’s previous credits include the short film Developing starring Natalie Portman and Frances Conroy, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival, and won grand prizes at the Belgian Festival Mondial du Cinéma de Court Métrage and the St. Petersburg Message to Man Film Festival.
The Girl in the Book was produced by Varient Pictures in association with Busted Buggy Entertainment, with Gina Resnick and Kyle Heller serving as producers. Daniel Cunningham and Courtney Daniels executive produced the film.
VanCamp finished a four season run on ABC’s Revenge last May and reprised her role as Agent 13 in Captain America: Civil War during the summer.