Swedish producer Lena Rehnberg, of StellaNova Film, whose latest feature, Waltz for Monica[+], by Danish director Per Fly, became last year’s number-one local movie in the charts, has signed a three-year output deal with Swedish major Svensk Filmindustri, covering her new slate of films.
Svensk also handled the release of the biopic of Swedish singer-actress Monica Zetterlund, which took 517,000 admissions domestically. “I am very excited about strengthening our relationship. They are very ambitious and extremely professional in all aspects of production and distribution. On top of that, they are very inspiring to work with, so I am more than happy,” said Rehnberg.
Her next production for release by Svensk will be Swedish director Staffan Lindberg’s romantic comedy The Last Chance, which has been scheduled for a Christmas 2014 release. Lindberg, who also directed Once Upon a Time in Phuket[+] (2012), has filmed a Santiago Gil–Jimmy Lagnefors screenplay about Veronika, who falls in love with the carpenter who renovates her kitchen; their children, Fanny and Alexander, do not approve of their relationship, and their holidays near Veronika’s wealthy parents do not turn out as planned. The Last Chance stars Swedish actress Izabella Scorupco (who appeared in the James Bond film GoldenEye in 1995), alongside David Hellenius, Suzanne Reuter, Philip Zandén and Claes Ljungmark.
“StellaNova Film is a strong force within Swedish independent production – Rehnberg’s films have an undisputed track record at the box