LOS ANGELES: After winning the Oscar for best international feature film, ‘Another Round’ is getting the Hollywood treatment. The movie is all set for an English-language remake with actor Leonardo DiCaprio likely to play the lead role. As per Variety, the Danish dramedy about four friends who engage in an epic drinking binge will be remade in English. DiCaprio is being eyed to star in the film in the role originated by Mads Mikkelsen, but there is no formal deal in place. DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way acquired rights following a bidding war that reportedly involved Jake Gyllenhaal’s production company Nine Stories, as well as Elizabeth Banks.
‘Another Round’ is a comedy-drama film directed by Vinterberg. The film centres on four friends who consume booze on a daily basis to test a theory that maintaining a certain blood alcohol content level inspires creativity and affects their daily lives.
The remake will be executive produced by Thomas Vinterberg. Along with Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jorgensen and Kasper Dissing will also serve as executive producers. Vinterberg also co-wrote ‘Another Round’ with Tobias Lindholm.
The English remake would be bankrolled by Endeavor Content and Makeready.