It’s pretty obvious that The Orchard and Joachim Trier are a solid match. The pairing blossomed under Trier’s stunning Louder Than Bombs, now sparks are flying again as The Orchard has acquired the North American rights to the writer/producer’s new film Thelma.
Thelma’s protagonist is a Norwegian student (named Thelma) that moves to Oslo, Norway, where she falls for a fellow classmate. We all know love can feel otherworldly, but in this thriller, it is literally supernatural. Caught up in study and a new relationship, Thelma realizes that she has frightening capabilities far beyond the average human.
Starring Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Ellen Dorrit Petersen and Henrik Rafaelsen, the film is slated for a theatrical release. For more info, check out the exclusive announcement from Variety and find our full press release here.