• [NEWS] English-language remake of "Another Round" planned (Danish dramedy)

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    From Variety.com ...


    Leonardo DiCaprio Eyed to Star in
    English-Language Remake of Oscar Winner 'Another Round'
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    Fresh off its Oscar win for best international feature film,
    "Another Round" is getting the Hollywood treatment. The
    Danish dramedy about four friends who engage in an epic
    drinking binge will be remade in English.

    Leonardo DiCaprio is being eyed to star in the film in the
    role originated by Mads Mikkelsen, but there's no formal
    deal in place. DiCaprio's production company Appian Way
    acquired rights following a bidding war that reportedly
    involved Jake Gyllenhaal's production company Nine Stories,
    as well as Elizabeth Banks.

    Thomas Vinterberg, who landed a surprise Oscar nomination
    for directing the Danish film, will executive produce the
    remake, along with Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Kasper Dissing.
    Vinterberg also co-wrote "Another Round" with Tobias
    Lindholm. However, he won't be directing or writing the
    upcoming version.

    Endeavor Content and Makeready are financing the
    English-language movie.

    "Another Round" centers on four friends who consume booze on
    a daily basis to test a theory that maintaining a certain
    blood alcohol content level inspires creativity and affects
    their daily lives. Along with Mikkelsen, the cast included
    Danish actors Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang and Lars
    Ranthe.

    During Sunday night's Oscars ceremony, Vinterberg gave an
    emotional speech that paid tribute to his 19-year-old
    daughter, who was killed by a reckless driver four days into
    filming "Another Round."

    "We wanted to make a film that celebrates life," he said.
    "We ended up making this movie for her, it's her monument."
    He added, "You're part of this miracle. Maybe you've been
    pulling some strings somewhere."

    Deadline Hollywood first reported the news of "Another
    Round's" English-language remake.


    <https://variety.com/2021/film/news/another-round-remake-leonardo-dicaprio-1234960812/>




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