[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'
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
Endeavor Content and Makeready are financing the
"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
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.