For Immediate Release: (Updated January 4, 2011)
MUSIC BOX FILMS HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest
THE THIRD AND FINAL FILM OF THE MILLENNIUM TRILOGY
Available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc
January 25, 2011
“Lisabeth is as compelling as any movie character in recent history.”
-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
“Noomi Rapace has a singular combination of eerie beauty and feral intensity. She’s a movie star unlike any other.”
-Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
Chicago, IL (Updated 1.4.11) – The phenomenon of the internationally celebrated works of Stieg Larsson continues this January with the release of The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest to the home entertainment market on January 25th. Directed by Daniel Alfredson, the film stars the inimitable Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist, both of whom reprise their roles from the previous two films adapted from Larsson’s best-selling Millennium Trilogy.
Rapace, the young Swedish starlet, has been lauded as “simply impossible not to watch” by Richard Corliss of Time Magazine and “spectacular!” by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone Magazine, while her character of Lisbeth Salander has been described as an “uptight, ferocious, little gamin [who] has won our hearts” by Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times, and “one of the most original and electrifying characters in all of crime fiction” by Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter. With a gamut of critical acclaim under her belt, the actress has Hollywood buzzing with Oscar talk while quickly snagging a starring role alongside Robert Downey Jr. in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming sequel to Sherlock Holmes.
Music Box Film presents the DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital Download and On Demand premieres of The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest on January 25, 2011 with the suggested retail prices of $29.95 (DVD) and $34.95 (Blu-ray).
The third film to be adapted from Stieg Larsson’s acclaimed series of crime novels (which has sold over 11 million books in the U.S., 45 millions books worldwide, and show no signs of slowing down), The Girl Who Kick The Hornet’s Nest is the final chapter in the story of Larsson’s fiery heroine Lisbeth Salander, a pierced and punked-out, computer-hacking beauty. In the finale, Lisbeth calls upon all her intelligence, instincts and skills not only to prove her innocence in the case of three murders she did not commit, but also to fight back against those who nearly destroyed her life.
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest is currently enjoying a theatrical run in the country’s top 100 markets, following its’ sensational theatrical rollout across Asia and Europe earlier this years. Together with its two predecessors, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire, the films of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy have grossed over $200 million dollars at theaters across the world. Critics and audiences both agree that Stieg Larsson’s sensational novels and their equally acclaimed film adaptations have quickly become international pop culture landmarks, led by the spectacular, sexy and singular film star Noomi Rapace.
Swedish author Stieg Larsson is one of the world’s most acclaimed and successful authors. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest-his Millennium Trilogy-were all published after his death in 2004. Their popularity has since made him the world’s second best-selling author of 2008 and 2009.
More information on The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest can be found at the websites http://www.musicboxfilms.com/the-girl-who-kicked-the-hornets-nest and http://millenniumfilmtrilogy.com/
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest — Synopsis:
In this last installment of the Millennium Trilogy, Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge – against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.
About Music Box Films:
Founded in 2007, Music Box Films has quickly established itself as one of the leading distributors of non-English language feature films in the US in theatres, on DVD/Blu-ray and via Video-on- Demand. Music Box’s release of Guillaume Canet’s TELL NO ONE was the most popular foreign-language film of 2008 and in 2010, the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson trilogy of international mega sellers dominated the foreign-language film market. The first in the series, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, with over $10 million in US box office was one the most popular international releases of the decade. Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation which also owns and operates The Music Box Theatre , Chicago’s premiere venue for independent and foreign films.
—-The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest Music Box Films Home Entertainment STREET DATE: January 25, 2011 Pre-book Date: January 4, 2011 SRP: $ 29.95 DVD $ 34.95 Blu-ray disc Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Annika Hallin, Jacob Ericksson, Sofia Ledarp, Anders Ahlbom Director: Daniel Alfredson Running Time: 148 minutes Format: 1.85:1 Sound Format: Dolby Digital Rating: R Country: Sweden Language: Swedish with English subtitles / Dubbed in English
Margarita Sophia Cortes, MSOPHIA PR
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