Magnolia Pictures Acquires North American Rights To Somali Pirate Thriller 'A Hijacking'

From Shadow and Act Thu Nov 15 2012, 11:36:32

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Danish filmmaker Tobias Lindholm's feature film, A Hijacking, which was first profiled on this site over the summer, for a mid-2013 release. A Hijacking is described as a fascinating window onto the phenomenon of modern piracy as yet another by-product of the catastrophic economic disparity between impoverished countries and the "First World." A Hijacking's synopsis reads: Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations - and an escalating potential for explosive...

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