Joachim Trier, whose most recent feature Louder than Bombs was Norway’s first contender for the Palme D’Or in 36 years, has received backing from the Norwegian Film Institute for his latest project, Thelma.
Thelma has been awarded €1.2 in production funding from the Norwegian Film Institute to add to support already in place from Eurimages, The Danish Film Institute, and the Copenhagen Film Fund.
Little is known about the project so far, except that it is a supernatural thriller about a young woman who is unaware that she possesses frightening powers. However, producer Thomas Robsahm says:
“This is an exciting new departure for Trier. The remarkably constructed and suspenseful script manages to find an original new take on genre material without losing any of Trier’s unique and personal touch. The film will be Trier’s most visually ambitious project to date, with striking VFX.”
Casting for Thelma is currently underway in Oslo, ready for an autumn shoot, and is slated for a spring 2017 premiere, with SF Norge planning a Halloween 2017 release.