As if Hollywood wasn’t inundated with enough reboots, the Danish film « Another Round », which won the Oscar for best international feature film on Sunday evening 2021, could soon see an American version starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
The English language remake rights for the film by director Thomas Vinterberg were recently won in an auction by DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson’s production company Appian Way, according to Deadline. They reportedly knocked out several other big bidders, including Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Markers Nine Stories, as well as Elizabeth Banks, who worked with Universal Pictures.
And while the competition was tight, Vinterberg ultimately wanted DiCaprio as an alcoholic high school teacher in midlife – See Crises as portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen in the Oscar-winning production honored at Union Station and the Dolby Theater in LA.
Not everyone welcomed the concept, however, as social media vultures pounced on the idea of remaking a movie that was so fresh in some people’s minds.
« Man, Hollywood keeps removing the subtitle for a concept that deserves adaptation, « tweeted a reviewer who denounced the idea that subtitles could be a problem for viewers in the States. “I want to set up Amelie, but without subtitles. PLEASE GIVE ME MY MILLION DOLLARS. “
Man, Hollywood thinks removing the subtitles is a concept that deserves adaptation. I want to put Amelie up, but without subtitles. PLEASE GIVE ME MY MILLION DOLLARS. https://t.co/u6AZHal5Aw
Another naysayer whipped up obvious greed among American producers who pounced on a project that was still winning an Oscar and wrote, « Take this prestigious Danish film and make it new at a profit. »
Meanwhile, filmmaker Jessica Ellis (“What Lies West”) suggested that the film, if made, could be fair for a remake of one of DiCaprio’s biggest box office success stories: “Good, but Mads Mikkelsen can reshaping the Titanic, « she wrote.
In addition to Appian Way, the new version is also being produced by Endeavor Content and Makeready, both of which will fund the project.
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