SF Studios announces sequel to Nelly Rapp
February 17, 2022
SF Studios announced that they will produce a sequel to the children feature film Nelly Rapp – Monster Agent, which has been great success with audiences and received international recognition with several Guldbagge Awards and a nomination for a Generation Kplus Crystal Bear Award at Berlinale 2021. The film series is about the monster agent Nelly Rapp who embarks on different adventures and is based on Martin Widmark’s popular children’s books of the same name. Rising star Matilda Gross once again plays the lead role in the sequel, which will be directed by Johan Rosell and produced by Jon Nohrstedt and Niklas Larsson at SF Studios.
The film starts shooting in Gothenburg on February 21 with an expected premiere in Swedish cinemas in 2023, followed by an international launch.
Nelly Rapp – Monster Agent has been a box office success since its Swedish theatrical release in October 2020 and received two Swedish Guldbagge awards for Best Make Up and Best Costume Design and was nominated for a Generation Kplus Crystal Bear Award at Berlinale 2021.
In the sequel, young talent Matilda Gross returns in the leading role as Nelly Rapp. She made her film debut in the first film. The cast also includes the renowned Swedish actors Johan Rheborg, Jens Ohlin and Marianne Mörck, who received a Guldbagge nomination for Best supporting actress in 2021 for her role in the first film. The film is directed by Johan Rosell (Sjukt). Sofie Forsman (Young Royals) and Tove Forsman (Young Royals) have written the script that is based on the popular children’s books about Nelly Rapp by Martin Widmark, illustrated by Christina Alvner and Emil Maxén.
“Nelly Rapp is about the courage to face the new and the unknown – and thereby grow as a human being. Matilda Gross has portrayed this character in a magical way. She is Nelly to me. I actually think of her now when I write my books about Nelly. Now that the audience took the first film to heart, I can hardly wait to the premiere of the sequel. I can promise that the audience will not be disappointed,” says Martin Widmark, author.
The sequel to Nelly Rapp – Monster Agent is once again produced by SF Studios with producers Jon Nohrstedt (Borg vs. McEnroe, Bamse trilogy), who won the Gullspira Children’s Film Award at the Swedish Guldbagge Awards in 2021 for his contributions to Swedish children’s film, and Niklas Larsson (Red Dot, Saga’s Stories).
“We are so happy to make a sequel to the acclaimed Nelly Rapp – Monster Agent. The ambition with the new film is to bring the whole family to an exciting new world where Nelly Rapp embarks on a new adventure. With this strong team, we hope to once again create a unique monster universe that attracts everyone,” say Jon Nohrstedt and Niklas Larsson, producers at SF Studios.
SF Studios has a long history of producing popular and acclaimed children’s films and TV series. Recent productions include JerryMaya’s Detective Agency – The secret of the Train Robber, Pelle No-Tail, the Bamse trilogy and Saga’s Stories.
The film is produced by SF Studios in co-production with Film i Väst and Sveriges Television and with the support from The Swedish Film Institute. SF Studios distributes the film in the Nordics and REinvent handles international sales.