Leonardo DiCaprio to star in English remake of Another Round?
The film has been a festival-favouirite ever since its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival
The critically-acclaimed Danish film, Another Round, directed by Thomas Vinterberg, is all set for an English-language remake with actor Leonardo DiCaprio likely to play Mads Mikkelsen's role.
The rights to the film, which won the Oscar this year in the International feature film category, were acquired by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson's Appian Way, Endeavor Content, and Brad Weston's Makeready.
The story of the Oscar-winning film revolves around four middle-aged friends who have lost interest in their teaching job. One day, they decide to experiment with drinking during the day to get their inspiration back. Mikkelsen played history teacher Martin in the movie.
Vinterberg was reportedly interested in the idea of DiCaprio taking on the role of school teacher Martin, which largely determined the star's casting
Another Round has been a festival-favouirite ever since its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, last year.
Vinterberg, in his Oscar acceptance speech, dedicated the film to his 19-year-old daughter Ida, who died in a car accident just days into the filming.
"We wanted to make a film that celebrates life. Four days into shooting, the impossible happens: an accident on a highway took my daughter away. Someone looking into a cell phone, and we miss her and I love her," the director said while accepting the trophy. "Ida, this is a miracle that just happened, and you're a part of this miracle. Maybe you've been pulling some strings somewhere. This one's for you."
Another Round also stars Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe, Magnus Millang, Maria Bonnevie, and Susse Wold.