SF Studios aquires the film adaptation rights to Sofie Lassen-Kahlke’s crime debut Adam's Heir

28 February 2024

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SF Studios has acquired the rights to the film adaptation of Sofie Lassen-Kahlke's successful crime debut Adam’s Heir (original title: Adams Arv), which was published by Politikens Forlag in November 2023. Adam’s Heir has already sold over 20,000 copies and will be presented to an international audience at the London Book Fair next month. Adam’s Heir will be produced by Marcella Dichmann, film manager and producer at SF Studios, and the process to find the creative team for this film adaptation begins now.

Only a few months after the release of Sofie Lassen-Kahlke's second book Adam’s Heir, SF Studios has succeeded in buying the rights to the film adaptation about the divorced lawyer Ursula Madsen, who is unexpectedly visited by her past when her childhood sweetheart lies unconscious after a suspicious fall at his manor in Old Rye.

Marcella Dichmann, film manager and producer at SF Studios, says: "We are very much looking forward to this collaboration and we are extremely happy that, despite the tough competition, we have succeeded in securing the rights for SF Studios. Sofie has created a both seductive and dramatic story, in which the reader is quickly absorbed. We are convinced that we can adapt this book into a really exciting film and are now looking forward to finding the right creative team to transform this universe into a wonderful cinematic experience."

The Danish actress and author Sofie Lassen-Kahlke made her acting debut in 1993 with the family film The Rascal and then appeared in a large number of children's and youth films. Her major popular breakthrough came in 1999 with Tomas Villum Jensen's Kærlighed ved first hiccup - a massive reviewer and audience success which became one of the year's most watched films in the Danish cinemas. Sofie Lassen-Kahlke completed her law degree alongside her acting career and decided in 2021 to also add "author" to her CV, publishing her first book Ramt - 39 stories about turning 40 (original title: Ramt – 39 historier om at fylde 40).

"I was very, very happy when SF Studios told me that they saw a potential for a film adaptation of my book, and I am very happy that it has landed precisely with SF Studios and Marcella Dichmann, as I think that they in recent years have made some incredibly good and beautiful productions", concludes Sofie Lassen-Kahlke.

About Adam’s Heir
Ursula Madsen is unexpectedly approached by her past, when her youthful flirt, Adam, has tragically fallen over the grand staircase at her manor in Gammel Rye. Adam is unconscious after the fall, and in his office, you find a sealed envelope that only Ursula can open. Ursula turned her back on both Adam and his manor at the age of 18, when she went to Copenhagen to become a lawyer, and since then the two have only had sporadic contact. Now Ursula is 57, happily divorced and not too thrilled to be drawn back to her past. But soon she becomes entangled in a web of family conflicts, secret bank vaults and love intrigues.

For more information, please contact:
Marcella Dichmann, Film Manager Denmark and producer, SF Studios, marcella@sfstudios.dk,+45 26 83 30 39
Malin Strihagen, Vice President Brand & Communications, SF Studios, malin.strihagen@sfstudios.se, +46 70 780 39 35

About SF Studios
SF Studios, established in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies. Today SF Studios is the leading film studio in the Nordic region with its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and offices in Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsinki. The company is producing and distributing feature films and TV series as well as providing the streaming service SF Anytime. SF Studios is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier.