Pernilla August Makes Directing Debut

Actress Pernilla August (“Star Wars: Episode I,” “Gossip”) is set to direct her first feature “Svinalangorna” for Heppfilm and Drak Film reports Variety.

The $3 million adaptation of Susanna Alakoski’s Swedish bestseller is a semi-autobiographical story set in the 1970s that deals with growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism.

Noomi Rapace stars in the film which begins production in August. Helena Danielsson and Ralph Karlsson will produce.