Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company bags English remake right of Danish film ‘Another Round’; the actor in talks to play Mads Mikkelsen’s lead role

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Fresh off its Oscar win at the recently concluded 93rd Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film, Another Round is getting its English remake. English-language remake rights to Thomas Vinterberg’s film have been acquired by after an auction by Leonardo DiCaprio’s and Jennifer Davisson’s production company Appian Way, Endeavor Content and Brad Weston’s Makeready. The film will be fully funded by Endeavor Content and Makeready. Leonardo is being eyed to star in the lead role originated by Mads Mikkelsen in the original, but there is no formal deal in place.

The Danish dramedy revolves around four friends who engage in an epic drinking binge in order to reclaim their lives and reach their full potential but lose their way as they subsequently start depending on alcohol. Besides Mikkelsen, the Danish film also featured Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang and Lars Ranthe. Another Round was a hotly sought-after project even before its Oscar win; Vinterberg will executive produce the remake along with Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Kasper Dissing.

A still from Another Round

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The film will be produced by Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Davisson, and Brad Weston and Negin Salmasi for Makeready, and Endeavor Content. Appian Way’s Mike Hampton will shepherd the project. Vinterberg, who also co-wrote Another Round with Tobias Lindholme is not attached to writing or directing the upcoming version.

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

(Source: Deadline)

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