Borg/McEnroe Set To Open Toronto Film Festival

The world premiere of Borg/McEnroe will take place at the Roy Thomson Hall on September 7th when it opens the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival (7 - 17 September). Directed by Janus Metz (True Detective) and written by Ronnie Sandahl (Svenskjävel), Borg/McEnroe 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

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

John Carew To Star In Football Drama Home Ground

NRK has announced that its NOK 70 million drama Home Ground (Hjemmebane) will star Ane Dahl Torp (Occupied) as the first female football manager in Norway's Premier League, with John Carew as a player on the verge of retirement who returns home to end his career in Norway. Home Ground will follow manager of fictional team Varg i Ulsteinvik, Helena Mikkelsen (Ane Dahl Torp), as she navigates her way through the misogynistic world of professional football, facing a lack of respect

The Legacy Cast Star In Jørgen Hansen Boxing Biopic

Filming is set to begin on Mikkel Serup's boxing biopic, Den Bedste Man (The Best Man), about legendary Danish boxer Jørgen "Gamle" Hansen, who was European Welterweight Champion nine times in the 1970s. It will star Mikkel Følsgaard (The Legacy), Lene Maria Christensen (The Legacy), and Søren Malling (The Killing). Den Bedste Man begins in the late 70s, when most people have written off Jørgen "Gamle" Hansen (Mikkel Følsgaard). He is afraid to go into the ring, his body is worn,

Olli Mäki Heads To UK & US After Win At Cannes

Screen Daily reports that Mubi has acquired the US and UK/Eire SVOD rights for The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki which recently won Un Certain Regard at Cannes. In the summer of 1962, Olli Mäki had a shot at the world featherweight boxing title. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, everything had been prepared for his fame and fortune. All Olli had to do was lose weight and concentrate. But Olli Mäki lost the title