New International Trailer For Tennis Biopic Borg/McEnroe

A new trailer has been released for forthcoming movie Borg/McEnroe, written by Ronnie Sandahl (Svenskjävel) and directed by Janus Metz (True Detective), which tells the story of tennis star Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and his rivalry with John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf). Between 1978 and 1981, Borg and McEnroe met in fourteen matches and won seven each, but the 1980 Wimbledon final became the stuff of legend, and is considered to be one of the greatest tennis matches of all time. Having lost

Vikingane Goes Global As Norsemen On Netflix

Norwegian six-part comedy Norsemen (Vikingane), which was simultaneously filmed in both Norwegian and English, has been picked up by Netflix for release in late July 2017. It won Best Comedy at the Gullruten Awards this year. Vikingane, created by Jonas Torgersen and Jon Iver Helgaker, is said to be a cross between Monty Python and Game Of Thrones. Set in the year 790, a Roman named Rufus is kidnapped and taken as a slave to the Viking village of Norheim. He

Finland’s YLE To Produce Chilean Military Coup Thriller

Variety reports that Finnish broadcaster YLE and Santiago de Chile’s Parox are to co-produce six-part political thriller Invisible Heroes, written by Tarja Kylma and Manuela Infante Guell, set during Chile’s 1973 military coup. The story follows Finnish diplomat Tapani who works in secret, not only from the Chilean military junta, but also from the media and the Finnish government, which proclaims a neutral and passive political position. Tapani risks his career and his family’s safety by hiding refugees at home as General

Public Funding For HBO Nordic’s Pelle The Conqueror

The Danish Film Institute has announced public funding for HBO Nordic's new eight-part historical drama Erobreren (Conqueror), based on Volumes II-IV of Martin Andersen Nexø's novel about Pelle The Conqueror. In the novel, Pelle moves from Sweden to Denmark as a young boy with his father in search of a better life. They both become labourers at a large farm and are subjected to prejudice as immigrants and face physical intimidation because of their social standing. Young Pelle learns what it takes

Esben Smed To Play Lucky Per In TV2 Adaptation

Denmark's TV2 has announced that its adaptation of Henrik Pontoppidan's literary classic Lucky Per begins filming in August, with Esben Smed (Follow The Money) confirmed for the lead role. Lucky Per (Lykke-Per) is a captivating love story and a tale of a modern, ambitious man who strives for a happy life but must choose between career and family, which also serves as a portrait of Denmark in the late 1800s. It was declared part of the Danish cultural canon by the