‘William Tell,' Starring Claes Bang, Golshifteh Farahani, Sells Across Europe for Beta Cinema (EXCLUSIVE)

‘william tell,' starring claes bang, golshifteh farahani, sells across europe for beta cinema (exclusive)

‘William Tell,' Starring Claes Bang, Golshifteh Farahani, Sells Across Europe for Beta Cinema (EXCLUSIVE)

Beta Cinema has closed a slew of international territory sales on its resistance epic "William Tell," Nick Hamm's adaptation of Friedrich Schiller's play. WME Independent represents domestic rights.

The film, which is in post, stars Claes Bang ("The Square," "Dracula"), Golshifteh Farahani ("Paterson," "Extraction"), Connor Swindells ("Barbie," "Sex Education"), Jonah Hauer-King ("The Little Mermaid," "The Tattooist of Auschwitz") and Ben Kingsley, alongside an ensemble cast that includes Ellie Bamber, Rafe Spall, Emily Beecham and Jonathan Pryce.

Beta Cinema has closed deals with SF Studios (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland), Beta Fiction (Spain), Eagle Pictures (Italy), Dutch Filmworks (Benelux), Pris Audiovisuais (Portugal), Monolith Films (Poland), Cinemart (Czech Republic), Blitz (Former Yugoslavia), ADS (Hungary and Romania), Beta Film (Bulgaria), TFG (Greece), Ukraine (Top Film) and the Plot Pictures (Middle East and Turkey).

The story unfolds in the 14th century amid the waning days of the Holy Roman Empire, when Europe's nations fiercely vie for supremacy and the ambitious Austrians, desiring more land, encroach on Switzerland, a serene and pastoral nation.

Amidst this backdrop, William Tell, a formerly peaceful hunter, finds himself forced to take action as his family and homeland come under dire threat from the oppressive Austrian king and his ruthless warlords. Leading his fellow countrymen, Tell embarks on a courageous rebellion, seeking to defend their liberty and stand against the tyrannical forces that seek to subjugate them.

Piers Tempest ("The Wife," "Emily") and Marie-Christine Jaeger-Firmenich ("Gigi & Nate") produce. Executive producers include Hamm, David Nichols and Francesco Marras.

The film is a Freeturn/Tempo production in association with Beta Cinema, WME Independent, Primefocus Studios, Grøenlandia, Cineroma and the IDM Film Commission.

Hamm is a BAFTA award-winning director who began his career as resident director for the Royal Shakespeare Company. His film and TV track record include "Driven," which was the closing film at the Venice Film Festival, Netflix's "White Lines" and "The Journey," which premiered at Venice and Toronto.

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