Filming has begun on Thomas Vinterberg’s (The Commune) new thriller Kursk, written by Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) and based on the novel “A Time to Die: The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy” by Robert Moore.
Kursk is inspired by the unforgettable true story of the K-141 KURSK, a Russian flagship nuclear-powered submarine that sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea in August 2000.
As 23 sailors fought for survival aboard the disabled sub, their families desperately battled bureaucratic obstacles and impossible odds to find answers and save them.
The international cast includes Matthias Schoenaerts (The Danish Girl), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Léa Seydoux (Spectre), Peter Simonischek (Toni Erdmann), Max Von Sydow (Shutter Island), and Michael Nyqvist (Millennium Trilogy).
Filming for Kursk will take place on location throughout Europe, including Belgium, Norway and France.