Hallström Shares Director Credit For The Nutcracker

In an unprecedented move, Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) is to share his directing credit with Joe Johnston (Jumanji) for Disney’s forthcoming live-action movie, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which stars Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren and Mackenzie Foy. Although Lasse Hallström was the original director of the movie, a scheduling conflict meant that he was unavailable for the 32 days of reshoots, new scenes and special effects required, so Joe Johnston was hired to complete it. The Directors Guild Of America usually rules

Casting Revealed For Black Lake Season Two

This autumn, Black Lake returns to TV3 and Viaplay for a self-contained prequel to the hit psychological thriller that moves the action to the outermost archipelago of Sweden where Johan (Filip Berg) is being treated for drug use. Johan Ceder (Filip Berg) tries to live up to his father's expectations, but finds himself drawn into a hedonistic nightclub lifestyle. However, he eventually agrees to spare his family further embarrassment and begins treatment at a facility on the island of Kallskär. But something

Moa Gammel Working On UFO Pilot For Netflix

As Moa Gammel (Jordskott) readies to launch her second season of UFO podcast Ufopodden on Sveriges Radio P3, it has been revealed that a pilot based on the show is in development for Netflix. Gammel told Aftonbladet: "I'm a UFO agnostic. These mysteries, these phenomena that defy any natural explanations, are extremely fascinating. I am not more or less convinced, but it has prompted me to start writing a Netflix sci-fi pilot together with Inger Scharis, using the UFO archive at

Ruben Östlund & Joachim Trier To Join Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organises the Oscars, has invited a record 928 new members to join the organisation as it continues to address the historical dominance of ageing white men. People of colour (38 percent) and women (49 percent) are an important part of this year's invitation list, but increased representation of international talent from both in front of and behind the camera also play a role in the Academy's drive towards diversity. Invited from Norway are

SVT Slates Sisters Period Drama For Christmas

SVT has announced that filming has just begun for new three-part relationship drama Systrar (Sisters), directed by Kristina Humle (Before We Die). Set in Ystad during the summer of 1968, Sisters follows newly graduated journalist Karin (Mikaela Knapp) whose dream is to work at Stockholm Dagblad but takes a summer job with a local newspaper. Karin then rents a room with the family who owns both the newspaper and a hotel in the city, and soon forms a close friendship with