Toronto: Tom Of Finland Getting Screen Treatment

While at the Toronto Film Festival for the world premiere of Heart Of A Lion, Helsinki-filmi has attached Dome Karukoski to direct an authorized biopic of Tom of Finland. This marks the first time the Tom of Finland Foundation has approved a biopic of the artist, who revolutionized image of gay men and paved the way for greater tolerance and openness. Helsinki-filmi has secured exclusive rights to the entire archives and all images from the artist. This also marks acclaimed director Karukoski’s first English-language feature. Casting is expected to be announced early 2014.

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