Last month, it was reported that an English-language remake of the award-winning Another Round is in the works after Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson’s Appian Way, Endeavor Content, and Brad Weston’s Makeready all acquired the rights to the film.
Now, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the star of the Danish coming-of-middle-age dramatic comedy, Mads Mikkelsen, offered his thoughts on the upcoming remake – which is set to be produced and star DiCaprio.
“It’s always tricky to make a remake but on the other hand, I understand why. Because even though a lot of people might watch [the original], it’s not that big. Having said that I have a hunch that a lot of Americans [have] watched this one. So it’s going to be interesting, the remake. There are some cultural differences with alcohol from nation to nation, especially between Denmark and America. Everyone’s always like, won’t they approach it really differently in America? Maybe. Maybe not. I mean the film is about embracing life and re-finding your life. I think if they get that right, they can have some freedom with the alcohol.”
Another Round is currently fresh off an Oscar win after earning the Academy Award for Best International Film as well as being nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and four awards at the 74th British Academy Film Awards. It won the BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language.
Another Round “centres on four friends – all high school teachers – who test a theory that they will work and live better by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood. Their initial results are positive with classes and results improving; however, as they continue the experiment, the results become more extreme.”