Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to The King’s Daughter, a family adventure film starring Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Kaya Scodelario, Benjamin Walker, Rachel Griffiths, Pablo Schreiber, and Bingbing Fan, and narrated by Oscar winner Julie Andrews. The film will be released in cinemas across the US and Canada on January 21, 2022.
Sean McNamara’s film, shot at the Palace of Versailles, is based on Vonda N. McIntyre’s 1997 novel The Moon and the Sun. It centres on King Louis XIV (Brosnan), whose quest for immortality leads him to capture a mermaid’s (Fan) life force, seeing his immovable will challenged when his long-hidden illegitimate daughter (Scodelario) forms a bond with the magical creature.
Barry Berman and James Schamus handled the screenplay adaptation. Veteran family film producers McNamara and David Brookwell produced for Brookwell McNamara Entertainment, alongside an international group of producers from Australia to America to France.
“Gravitas is proud to bring the magical world of The King’s Daughter to theatres and homes across North America,” said Gravitas Ventures Founder and CEO Nolan Gallagher. “This is an impressively created film and moving story that families can enjoy together.”
Gallagher negotiated The King’s Daughter acquisition deal with Ramy Choi.