Mads Mikkelsen To Replace James Bond

Danish comedy Riders of Justice, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas, has been brought forward by a month to fill the gap left by James Bond movie No Time To Die which has now been postponed until April 2021.

Riders Of Justice follows military man Markus (Mads Mikkelsen) who returns home to his teenage daughter, Mathilde, when his wife dies in a tragic train accident. Then, maths geek Otto shows up with his two eccentric colleagues and reveals that he was also a passenger on the wrecked train.

Otto (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) is convinced that this was no accident and, as the evidence mounts up, it becomes clear to Markus that his wife might have been collateral damage in a carefully orchestrated assassination.

Director of Nordisk Film Distribution, Frederik Honoré, said: “With James Bond being postponed, Danish cinemas were left with a giant hole to fill in their schedule, so by moving The Riders Of Justice forward a month we offer cinemas the opportunity to show a great movie in November.”

“It’s no secret that we have high expectations for Riders Of Justice. It has tested amazingly well and audiences think that the movie is both really touching and funny. It’s almost guaranteed to generate excellent word-of-mouth and it should perform strongly with a November premiere, where there is no longer competition from a major international or American movie.”

Riders of Justice (Retfærdighedens ryttere), written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen (Men & Chicken), now premieres in Danish theatres on 19th November 2020.