CM – Oscar winner « Another Round » in remake deal with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, Makeready & Endeavor Content

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EXCLUSIVE: After an auction, English-language remake rights were acquired for Thomas Vinterberg’s best international film Oscar winner Another Round. The film is being developed as a potential star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio and was won in an offer from Appian Way, Endeavor Content and Brad Weston’s Makeready. The film is fully funded by Endeavor Content and Makeready.

This was a coveted project even before the film won an Oscar on Sunday night at Union Station. The difference to Vinterberg was the chance to see DiCaprio in a new role, the vulnerable middle-aged man in an existential crisis, played by Mads Mikkelsen.

The film is directed by DiCaprio and Davisson from Appian Way and Brad Weston and Negin Salmasi produced for Makeready and Endeavor Content. Appian Way’s Mike Hampton will lead the project. You’ll be hiring a writer quickly.

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Sources said several taste making companies had applied for the rights, including Studiocanal with The Picture Company and Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Markers Nine Stories and Elizabeth Banks with Universal Pictures. The auction, which was carried out by the representatives of ICM Partners at Vinterberg, took place in the last two weeks of the Oscar race, in which Vinterberg was named best international feature film yesterday evening.

Vinterberg gave one of the most touching speeches of the In the evening and dedicated the victory to his daughter Ida. She was an inspiration for the making of the film and was supposed to play the daughter of the protagonist (Mikkelsen). Four days after filming began, she was killed in a car accident. Vinterberg dedicated the Oscar to her and now has another opportunity to further honor her legacy. The film won BAFTA and many other awards, and Vinterberg was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Director.

Vinterberg, who wrote the film with Tobias Lindholm under the title Druk, will co-star with Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Kasper Dissing be executive producer of the remake.

Another round involves four teacher friends in the midlife crisis who decide to experiment with increasing their blood alcohol levels to make life more interesting. As they think carefully about their level initially, things gradually get out of hand for some of them. The film takes a European look at alcohol consumption that fascinates an English-language remake. Alcohol isn’t the evil element, it’s more about the characters choices, what it does to them and their families, and how to turn things around.

Ref: https://deadline.com

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