Shout! Studios, a leading multi-platform media company, and Sola Media announced a new North American entertainment distribution deal for the feature film THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA, a charming and atmospheric retelling of the classic tale. The announcement was made today by Melissa Boag, Shout! Studios EVP of Family Entertainment, Jordan Fields, VP of Acquisitions, and Solveig Langeland, Managing Director of Sola Media.
The multi-year agreement provides Shout! Studios with North American rights to this timeless and delightfully unconventional feature, including digital, video-on-demand, broadcast, theatrical, and home entertainment (Blu-ray/DVD). Shout! Studios is planning a strategic launch of the feature across all major entertainment platforms.
Starring Scandinavian pop star Astrid Smeplass, Cengiz Al (Skam), Thorbjørn Harr (Vikings), Nasrin Khusrawi (Lilyhammer), Bjørn Sundquist (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters), Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Ellen Dorrit (The Worst Person in the World), and Ingrid Giæver (Thelma), the film is directed by Cecilie A. Mosli (Grey’s Anatomy).
“THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA is a gorgeous film with a brilliant cast and we’re excited to introduce it to North American audiences,” said Boag. “We always enjoy partnering with Sola Media, having teamed up with them on numerous wonderful, quality family films, including Snowtime, Swift, and Dreambuilders.”
“We are very happy to team up again with our friends from Shout! And very excited about the release in North America, following the very successful release in Norway, where the film was only outperformed by James Bond in the 2021 box office. THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA is a modern, charming and atmospheric fairy-tale suited for every generation. Our Cinderella is kind and beautiful yet independent and strong; she is an active protagonist and the architect of her own fortune. We are certain that this adaptation will have a strong potential to inspire families worldwide”, said Solveig Langeland.
This exclusive deal was negotiated by Jordan Fields, VP of Acquisitions of Shout! Studios, and Solveig Langeland, Managing Director of Sola Media who is acting as executive producer.
Since her father’s death, the kind-hearted but also courageous Cinderella lives with her cruel stepmother and spoiled stepsister Dora who treat her like a servant in her own house. During one of her daily escapes to the forest, Cinderella prevents a couple of men from hunting wild animals, amongst them the handsome prince of the kingdom. They immediately feel attracted to each other, but he is expected to find a suitable bride at the next royal ball which Cinderella is not allowed to attend. Equipped with a great deal of courage and empowered by her three magical hazelnuts, she decides to stand up for herself and determine her own fate. Is she able to break free from her stepmother’s tyranny and find true love?