7 November 2012 3:11 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A dramatic recreation of Thor Heyerdahl's daring crossing of the Pacific Ocean via raft will sail into the United States courtesy of The Weinstein Company. The indie studio picked up the domestic rights to Hanway Films' "Kon-Tiki" and will also distribute the film in Canada, the United Kingdom and Italy. The true-life story is Norway's official Oscar entry in the best foreign language film race. Named after Heyerdahl's makeshift craft, "Kon-Tiki," is directed by Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg with a script by Petter Skavlan.  The Weinstein Company plans to release the English »


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