Leonardo DiCaprio and his production company Appian Way have won the rights to remake the Danish film ‘Another Round‘.
The remake would see DiCaprio in the leading role which, in the original, saw Mads Mikkelsen play the role of Martin. Together with three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on a risky experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. Initial results are positive, but as the units are knocked back and stakes are raised, it becomes increasingly clear that some bold acts carry severe consequences.
The film will be produced by Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Davisson, and Brad Weston and Negin Salmasi for Makeready, and Endeavor Content. Appian Way’s Mike Hampton will shepherd the project. The search for a scribe is underway.
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The original film won the Oscar for Best International Feature, while its director, Thomas Vinterberg, was a nominee for a BAFTA in the Best Director Category.
Vinterberg, who wrote the film with Tobias Lindholm under the title Druk, will be executive producer of the remake along with Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Kasper Dissing.