The Swedish Academy that awards the Nobel prize in literature, ended up in 2017 in a big crisis, after a series of voldtægtsanklager against a prominent member came forward.
The Swedish journalist Matilda Voss Gustavsson published in november 2017 to an article in the Swedish media "Dagens Nyheter", where 18 women stood forward and told of rape, threats and harassment centered around a prominent profile in the Swedish cultural life and kulturinstitutionen Forum, which had close links to The Swedish Academy.
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Two years after the revelation, which sent shockwaves through Sweden, released the Matilda Voss Gustavsson the book 'the Club', which went even deeper down in the sexskandalesagen.
the Book must now adapt to the screen of Nordisk Film Production, which has bought the rights. It announces the production company in a press release.
It will be the Danish writer Maren Louise Käehne, who has recently written the screenplay for the award-winning drama 'the Queen', which will write the screenplay for the film version of 'the Club'.
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- For me 'the Club' is a story about the separation of attractiveness, and about what happens when people are deprived of their own voice - both as individuals and as artists, " says Maren Louise Käehne in the press release.
- It is a condensed page-turner with a drama, a gangster movie worthy. With its complex theme, its fascinating arena and its captivating characters contain a 'Club' of all the elements, I as a screenwriter is drawn to, she says.
in recent years Nordisk Film Production has been behind movies such as 'Before the frost', 'An ordinary family' and the aforementioned 'the Queen'.