The sales are starting to pick up at the Toronto International Film Festival as Roadside Attraction acquires LADY MACBETH. The indie is an adaptation of the 1865 novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk.
The film stars Florence Pugh as the titular character, who is not based on the infamous Shakespearean character, but a 19th-century young bride sold into marriage to a middle-aged man. The novella was adapted by Alice Birch and helmed by William Oldroyd. Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly produced the film.
Protagonist Pictures’ Vanessa Saal and Mike Goodridge handled the deal with Roadside.
Star Pugh previously appeared in the series Marcella and feature The Falling opposite Game of Thrones star Maise Williams.
Emily J | Staff Writer