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Mia Wasikowska acts crazy in horror/thriller ‘Piercing’

Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska in ‘Piercing

After playing repressed or relatively stable characters in period dramas such as Damsel and Madame Bovary, Mia Wasikowska jumped at the chance to go to the dark side in Piercing.

She plays a disturbed escort named Jackie in Us writer-director Nicolas Pesce’s gory S&M horror/thriller Piercing, which opened today in Australia after premiering at Sundance.

Jackie turns the tables on Reed (Christopher Abbott), a married guy with a new baby who checks into a hotel and calls for an escort with murderous intent. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse ensues.

The Aussie actress initially was cast as Reed’s wife but was offered the co-lead a week and a half before shooting was due to start. “I had 24 hours to rethink the whole thing and decided to do it on a whim, before I had the chance to over-think it,” she tells If.
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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #105. Out Stealing Horses – Hans Petter Moland

Out Stealing Horses

Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland reunites with Stellan Skarsgard for the fifth time in Out Stealing Horses, which also stars Man’s Bjorn Floburg. Produced by Turid Overseen and Hakon Overas of 4½ , it’s an adaptation of the 2003 international bestseller by Per Petterson, which was crowned “Norway’s biggest international literary success of all time.” Also among the cast are Danica Curcic and Anders Baasmo Christiansen. Moland’s sophomore film Zero Kelvin won a Special Mention at San Sebastian in 1995 and Aberdeen (2000) competed in Karlovy Vary.…
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Susan Sarandon Replaces Diane Keaton In Next Roger Michell Film; Sam Neill, Rainn Wilson, Bex Taylor-Klaus + More Join Cast

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Susan Sarandon Replaces Diane Keaton In Next Roger Michell Film; Sam Neill, Rainn Wilson, Bex Taylor-Klaus + More Join Cast
Exclusive: Oscar winner Susan Sarandon has joined Kate Winslet and Mia Wasikowska in the Roger Michell-directed remake (formally titled Blackbird) of an English-language remake to the 2014 Danish film, Silent Heart, directed by Bille August. Sarandon will take over for Diane Keaton, who was previously attached to the project, which hails Millennium Films.

Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow), Lindsay Duncan (Birdman), newcomer Anson Boon have also joined the cast in supporting roles.

Christian Thorpe, who wrote the script for the original, wrote this latest adaptation. The plot is set over the course of one weekend and centers on Lily (Sarandon), a terminally ill mother who brings her daughters (Winslet and Wasikowska), and their families, together for one last family gathering before she commits suicide.

Filming is slated to begin next week in the United Kingdom. Sherryl Clark and Millennium’s David Bernardi are the producers,
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Danish thriller 'The Exception' starring Sidse Babett Knudsen begins shooting (exclusive)

Danish thriller 'The Exception' starring Sidse Babett Knudsen begins shooting (exclusive)
More cast lines up to join Knudsen and Danica Curcic.

Danish director Jesper W Nielsen started the shoot yesterday for thriller The Exception, with a cast featuring Sidse Babett Knudsen, Danica Curcic (Silent Heart), Amanda Collin (A Horrible Woman), and Lene Maria Christensen (Terribly Happy).

As the film starts production, Swedish actor Magnus Krepper (Becoming Astrid) and Danish actor Olaf Johannessen (The Killing) have joined the cast.

LevelK is handling international sales for the film and will be discussing with buyers at Toronto.

The Exception is adapted by Christian Torpe from the 2004 bestselling novel by Danish author Christian Jungersen.

The
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Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton and Mia Wasikowska set for Blackbird

Deadline is reporting that Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton and Mia Wasikowska have signed on to star in Blackbird, an English language remake of the 2014 Danish feature Silent Heart.

The film is being directed by Roger Michell and will star Keaton as a terminally ill mother who brings her family – including her two daughters played by Winslet and Wasikowska – together for a final weekend before she commits suicide.

Filming on Blackbird is set to get underway in August in London, with Michell directing from a script by Silent Heart screenwriter Christian Torpe.

Winslet is currently shooting James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, while Keaton is in production on the comedy film Poms and Wasikowska will next appear in the horror-thriller Piercing.

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Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to star in Roger Michell's 'Silent Heart' remake

Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to star in Roger Michell's 'Silent Heart' remake
Family drama will start shooting this August in London.

Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton and Mia Wasikowska are set to star in a remake of the 2014 Danish film Silent Heart for Millennium Films.

The project, titled Blackbird, is directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill) and written by the original film’s screenwriter Christian Torpe.

Producers are Sherryl Clark and Millennium’s David Bernardi. Exec producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein and Jonathan Yunger for Millennium.

The film, which starts shooting this August in London, centres on three generations of a family who gather over a weekend. The
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Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to Star in ‘Silent Heart’ Remake

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Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to Star in ‘Silent Heart’ Remake
Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, and Mia Wasikowska have signed on to star in “Blackbird,” a remake of Bille August’s Danish-language “Silent Heart,” with Roger Mitchell directing.

Millennium Films is producing the movie. Producers are Sherryl Clark and Millennium’s David Bernardi. Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein, and Jonathan Yunger are executive producing.

Mitchell will direct from a script by “Silent Heart” screenwriter Christian Torpe. Shooting is planned for August in London.

Keaton will play a terminally ill mother who brings her family together for one last weekend before she commits suicide. Winslet and Wasikowsa will play her daughters.

In “Silent Heart,” released in 2014, the mother was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and was planning to pursue euthanasia with the help of her husband at the end of the weekend. But the decision became difficult to handle for the daughters and brought old conflicts to the surface.
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Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton & Mia Wasikowska To Star In ‘Silent Heart’ Remake ‘Blackbird’, With Roger Michell Directing

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Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton & Mia Wasikowska To Star In ‘Silent Heart’ Remake ‘Blackbird’, With Roger Michell Directing
Exclusive: Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton and Mia Wasikowska have been to set to star in Blackbird, an English-language remake of Bille August’s 2014 Danish-language pic Silent Heart. The Millennium Films pic will be directed by Notting Hill and My Cousin Rachel helmer Roger Michell and penned by the original movie’s screenwriter Christian Torpe. Shooting in set to start in August in London.

The drama centers on a a terminally ill mother who brings her family together for one last weekend before she commits suicide. Keaton will play the mother, Lily, while Winslet and Wasikowsa will play her daughters.

Sherryl Clark is producing with Millennium’s David Bernardi. Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein and Jonathan Yunger are executive producing.

Keaton is currently shooting Sierra/Affinity’s comedy Poms, about a group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community. Jackie Weaver, Rhea Perlman
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Claes Bang, Jesper Christensen join Danish #MeToo project

Claes Bang, Jesper Christensen join Danish #MeToo project
One hundred Danish actors have contributed to a Danish project presenting everyday people’s #MeToo stories.

One hundred Danish actors including Claes Bang (The Square), Danica Curcic (Silent Heart), Jesper Christensen (Casino Royale), Ghita Nørby (Babette’s Feast), Victoria Carmen Sonne (Holiday), and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (A Royal Affair) have contributed to a Danish project presenting everyday people’s #MeToo stories.

Copenhagen-based production company Meta Film has launched the website dkmetoo.dk, where its ‘mosaic’ of 100 videos related to #MeToo can be streamed.

The videos – nearly all under 2 minutes each – will also be screened tonight (Friday) at the Scandinavian Terrace
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LevelK boards thriller 'The Exception' with 'Borgen' star Sidse Babett Knudsen (exclusive)

LevelK boards thriller 'The Exception' with 'Borgen' star Sidse Babett Knudsen (exclusive)
Jesper W Nielsen directs a strong female cast that also includes Danica Curcic, Amanda Collin and Lene Maria Christensen.

LevelK has taken on world sales for The Exception, a new Danish thriller starring Borgen’s Sidse Babett Knudsen.

Jesper W. Nielsen directs from a script by Christian Torpe, an adaptation of the hit 2004 novel by Danish author Christian Jungersen, which sold more than 200,000 copies in Denmark and has been published in 20 countries worldwide.

Knudsen, whose credits also include Westworld and The Duke of Burgundy, is joined by a strong female cast that also includes Danica Curcic (Silent Heart), Amanda Collin
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Jaco Van Dormael's 'The Brand New Testament' wins in Haugesund

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Jaco Van Dormael's 'The Brand New Testament' wins in Haugesund
The festival also handed awards to Danish director Bille August and actress Ghita Nørby for Silent Heart.

Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael’s The Brand New Testament won two prizes at the Norwegian International Film Festival (August 15-21) closing ceremony, which took place yesterday (August 20) at Haugesund’s City Hall.

Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael’s The Brand New Testament, which will be released in Norway by Another World Entertainment, left the ceremony with two awards, including the Sower of Joy prize and the Audience award.

The jury described the film as “an absurd, smart and extremely original film, which deserves to reach a large audience.”

The Audience jury added a special mention to Norwegian director Kari Anne Moe’s documentary Rebels (Pøbler), which had its world premiere at the festival.

Norwegian film critics voted German director Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria Best Film, and the ecumenical prize went to French director David Oelhoffen’s Far from Men
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'Louder Than Bombs' to close Norwegian fest

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'Louder Than Bombs' to close Norwegian fest
World premiere of Nordic disaster movie The Wave to open festival in Haugesund.

Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs, starring Jesse Eisenberg, has been named as the closing film of the 43rd Norwegian International Film Festival (Aug 16-21) in Haugesund.

The drama, about how a father and his two sons confront their feelings of their deceased wife and mother, was Norway’s first Palme d’Or contender at Cannes in 36 years and is set to play at Toronto next month.

As previously announced, Niff will open with the world premiere of Roar Uthaug’s disaster movie, The Wave (Bølgen), when the festival is launched by Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon on Aug 16.

It means Norwegian films will both open and close the festival.

Tonje Hardersen, who was named the new Niff festival director in March, said: “I am very happy to see that local cinema is so well represented, and in so many genres.”

Considering the wider
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Lars von Trier speaks at Danish Robert awards

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Lars von Trier speaks at Danish Robert awards
Controversial director makes rare appearance and speeches at Danish film awards.

Lars von Trier has once more broken his “vow of silence” to accept an armful of prizes at Denmark’s Robert awards.

The controversial Danish filmmaker’s Nymphomaniac: Director’s Cut scooped eight trophies including best feature and best director at the Danish Film Academy’s awards last night (Feb 1) – and von Trier was in attendance at the ceremony for the first time.

Accepting the Robert for best feature, von Trier said: “From Peter Aalbæk Jensen (his producing partner at Zentropa Entertainments), I know that some of the Robert awards are won by five votes, so I would like to thank those five persons in the auditorium. Thank you very much.”

The director of Antichrist and Dancer in the Dark has rarely spoken in public after being expelled from the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, where he brought Melancholia, after publicly joking that he was a Nazi
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