Apparition to release TIFF’s closing night film, THE YOUNG VICTORIA

Chase Whale

August 10th, 2009


Hot off the press from Apparition (with a few edits):

THE YOUNG VICTORIA, Toronto International Film Festival's closing night film, written by Julian Fellowes (GOSFORD PARK, VANITY FAIR) and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y.), has just been picked up by Apparition, the new independent motion picture distribution company formed by Bill Polhad and Bob Berney just a few days ago, and will release THE YOUNG VICTORIA in the U.S. on November 13.

Emily Blunt (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA) stars as Queen Victoria in the turbulent first years of her reign. Rupert Friend (PRIDE & PREJUDICE) portrays Prince Albert, the suitor who wins her heart and becomes her partner in this spectacular romance. The film also features Paul Bettany (IRON MAN, THE DA VINCI CODE), Miranda Richardson (HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE), Jim Broadbent (THE DAMNED UNITED, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA), Thomas Kretschmann (VALKYRIE), and Mark Strong (TRISTAN & ISOLDE, OLIVER TWIST).

GK Films’ President and CEO Graham King notes, “It’s such a relevant story of our times and will resonate with audiences both young and old. Bob is a true expert in his field and we look forward to working with him and his team at Apparition on the release of THE YOUNG VICTORIA.”

Apparition CEO Bob Berney says, “Emily Blunt delivers a breakthrough performance in her first starring role. This love story, set amongst all the intrigue of the court, has one of the finest supporting ensemble casts I’ve seen. Graham King has done an amazing job putting the film together and it’s an honor to be working with him and the team at GK Films, as well as everyone at Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group."

Below is the trailer for THE YOUNG VICTORIA:

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