Becoming Astrid Selected For Berlinale Special Gala

Pernille Fischer Christensen's biopic Becoming Astrid (Unga Astrid), about celebrated children's author Astrid Lindgren (Pippi Longstocking), will receive its World premiere during the Berlinale Special Gala at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (15-25 February). Becoming Astrid is the story of when young Astrid Lindgren (Alba August), despite the expectations of her time and religious upbringing, decided to break free from society's norms and follow her heart. When Astrid Lindgren was very young something happened that affected her profoundly, granting her an

David Lagercrantz Writing Zlatan Football Biopic

Sportbladet reports that, six years after I'm Zlatan was published, author David Lagercrantz (The Girl In The Spider’s Web) is in the process of adapting the biography of Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic into a feature film. Written by David Lagercrantz, I'm Zlatan sold over 800,000 copies in Sweden alone and was published in over thirty countries. The movie adaptation will chart Zlatan's life from the age of nine through to his time at Juventus. David Lagercrantz told Sportbladet: "I have

Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland To Be Finnish Oscar Entry

Dome Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland, which tells the story of Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen, has been selected by the The Academy of Finland to represent the country for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. Laaksonen (Pekka Strang) returned home to Helsinki a hero after an eventful military service during World War II. However, peacetime was no less distressing for him as he was persecuted for his homosexuality, forced to have secret affairs and pressured into marrying a woman. He

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