NEW YORK (September 11, 2019) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in all media in North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Asia to Dan Friedkin’s LYREBIRD.  The film stars Vicky Krieps, Guy Pearce, Roland Moller and Claes Bang.  It premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and will screen this evening at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Claes Bang (THE SQUARE) stars as Joseph Piller in this captivating dramatic thriller set just after WWII - an all but forgotten true story - about a soldier investigating renowned Dutch artist Han van Meegeren, played by Guy Pearce (LA CONFIDENTIAL), who is accused of conspiring with the Nazis. Despite mounting evidence, Piller becomes increasingly convinced of Han's innocence and finds himself in the unlikely position of fighting to save the life of the colorful man with a mysterious past. The film also features Vicky Krieps (PHANTOM THREAD). 

Written by James McGee and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, LYREBIRD marks Friedkin’s directorial debut.  Ryan Friedkin, Danny Friedkin, and Bradley Thomas are producing and Gino Falsetto, Peter Heslop and Ridley Scott are executive producing. 

The deal was negotiated by 30WEST. 

For further information: Press Contact for SPC: IDPR Bebe Lerner (323) 822-4800 Sheri Goldberg (646) 723-3800 Claire Colletti (646) 723-3822