EXCLUSIVE: Lydia Leonard (the English Call My Agent remake), Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner) and Sverrir Gudnason (Borg Vs. McEnroe) are main the solid of Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson’s first English language characteristic Northern Comfort.
The challenge is getting main images underway now in Iceland, starting in lake Mývatn before fascinating to Reykjavik and in the damage the UK and France. Above is a well-known-peek at the solid in shuffle.
Furthermore starring are Ella Rumpf, Simon Manyonda and Lift Delaney. The movie is a comedy by which a motley team of folks with a chronic anxiety of flying are stranded in the cool north.
Paris-essentially based Charades goes through world sales on the challenge. Film4 has taken UK free TV rights, Scanbox has pre-sold Nordic rights, Weltkino has rights in Germany and SENA will handle distribution in Iceland.
Director Sigurdsson’s earlier work contains Beneath The Tree, which debuted at Venice Movie Competition in 2017 and was as soon as extensively disbursed staunch throughout the sphere. His debut characteristic Either Methodology was as soon as remade by David Gordon green in the U.S. as Princess Avalanche.
On Northern Comfort, Sigurdsson wrote the screenplay with Halldor Laxness Halldorsson and Tobias Munthe. Producers are Grimar Jonsson through his Netop Films, with Mike Goodridge of Loyal Chaos (UK) and Sol Bondy and Fred Burle of One Two Films (Germany) as co-producers.
Tony-nominated actress Leonard is determined to transfer the solid of the upcoming English remake of Call My Agent for Amazon Top Video and AMC. Spall is a two-time BAFTA nominee, whereas Sverrir Gudnason’s credit encompass Borg vs. McEnroe, by which he played Borg.
Northern Comfort was as soon as financed in affiliation with the Icelandic Movie Centre, Nordisk Movie & TV Fond, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Provider RUV, ZDF/ARTE, Inventive Europe and HES Real Equity Programs.
It was as soon as developed with the backing of Film4 in the UK, and financed in affiliation with Rocket Science. Christoph Lange of HES and Thorsten Schumacher of Rocket Science are govt producers.
“Northern Comfort is a comedy that takes us on an surprising dart with an unlikely team of characters whose paths would never salvage crossed had it no longer been for the anxiety all of them half,” said Sigurdsson. “The theme of managing anxiety and vulnerability lies at the core of the myth. These very human experiences are rich foundations for the final things I want to scrutinize in motion pictures: absurdist comedy, human drama and vivid characters that select you on a visible and cinematic dart.”