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StudioCanal Launches Worldwide Sales On THE JONSSON GANG From The Acclaimed Director Of TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY


11 September 2020

STUDIOCANAL has commenced worldwide sales on THE JONSSON GANG from Tomas Alfredson, acclaimed director of TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (Produced by STUDIOCANAL) & LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. Sales commence today with the highly anticipated Swedish release set for December 2020, distributed by SF Studios.  

Alfredson returns to his comedy roots with THE JONSSON GANG.  Following a failed heist, Charles-Ingvar ‘Sickan’ Jonsson ends up in prison. Once released, his gang have become law-abiding citizens and Sickan has to continue on his own. Crime broker Anita tasks him with a simple burglary which turns out to be something a lot bigger than Sickan thought. Now he needs the help of his past accomplices to carry out the most difficult heist in the history of the gang…  

THE JONSSON GANG - a reboot of one of Sweden’s most beloved and successful film series - reunites Alfredson with STUDIOCANAL who collaborated on TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY 10 years ago.  

THE JONSSON GANG stars HENRIK DORSIN (TRIANGLE OF SADNESS), HEDDA STIERNSTEDT (THE RESTAURANT), DAVID SUNDIN (TASKMASTER), ANDERS JOHANSSON (ANDERS & MÅNS, MYANNA BURING (DOWNTON ABBEY), LENA OLIN (CHOCOLATE), HENRIC HOLMBERG (THE MOZART BROTHERS) MARIE GÖRANZON (FALSE AS WATER), LENNART HJULSTRÖM (THE LAST SENTENCE)PEKKA STRANG (TOM OF FINLAND) & REINE BRYNOLFSSON (LOVE & ANARCHY).  

 

 

Alfredson comments “THE JONSSON GANG is based on a film series from the 1980s that practically every living Swedish person has seen. An international audience mostly knows my work with intimidating vampires and sullen spies, while most of my work has been comedic. It’s been a lot of fun to return to something laughable and we look forward to finding a worldwide audience with STUDIOCANAL.”  

Ron Halpern EVP Global Production, STUDIOCANAL adds All of us at STUDIOCANAL are thrilled to be able to work with Tomas Alfredson again.  Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is one of the films we are most proud of and we look forward to sharing Tomas' craftsmanship again with the world: this time with a lot of humour and fun" 

THE JONSSON GANG was written by Tomas Alfredson, Henrik Dorsin and Rikard Ulvshammar, and produced by Anna Carlsten, Pontus Edgren, Joshua Mehr and Fatima Varhos. 

THE JONSSON GANG is a FLX production in co-production with Another Park Film, Dorsin Enterprises, Tonefilm, SF Studios and TV4, in collaboration with C More, Chimney and STUDIOCANAL, with support from Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV fond and Norrköpings filmfond.  

About FLX
FLX is one of Scandinavia’s fastest growing production companies in tv-drama, feature film and commercials. Series include: “Quicksand”, “Blinded”, “Bonus Family, “The Simple Heist”, “Sunny Side”, ”Boy Machine”, ”LasseMaja” and ”Anxious People”. Features include: ‘Bert’s diary’, ‘Solsidan The Movie’, ‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared’, ‘The 101-Year Old Man Who Skipped out on the Bill and Disappeared’ and ‘Day by Day’. FLX is owned by SF Studios, Felix Herngren and Pontus Edgren. 

About StudioCanal
STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series, operating directly in all three major European markets - France, the United Kingdom and Germany - as well as in Australia and New Zealand.  

STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important film libraries in the world, boasting more than 6,000 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history, this vast and unique catalogue includes among others the iconic Terminator 2, Rambo, Breathless, Mulholland Drive, The Pianist and Belle de jour 

STUDIOCANAL has fully financed box office hits Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paddington 1 and 2, Non Stop and the Shaun The Sheep Movies 1 and 2. Currently in release worldwide and backed by STUDIOCANAL are Marjane Satrapi’s Radioactive starring Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie and Marc Munden's The Secret Garden produced with Heyday Films (Paddington 1 & 2) starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters.  

STUDIOCANAL is actively developing and distributing high-end TV series through its network of award-winning European production companies, including TANDEM in Germany (Shadowplay), the UK’s RED Production Company (Years and Years), Spain’s BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES (On Death Row) and France’s STUDIOCANAL ORIGINAL (Mouche). STUDIOCANAL is also an associate of Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup and Adam Price (Ride upon the Storm) as well as of UK-based GUILTY PARTY PICTURES; Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company SUNNYMARCH TV (Patrick Melrose) and URBAN MYTH FILMS (War of the Worlds).  

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