Michael Nyqvist - News Poster

News

Sverrir Gudnason cast as Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Nowegian actor Sverrir Gudnason has landed the role of Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Sony’s upcoming sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Gudnason, who broke out this year alongside Shia Labeouf in the tennis drama Borg/McEnroe, will take over the role from Daniel Craig, who portrayed the character in the 2011 movie. Blomkvist was played by the late Michael Nyqvist in the original Swedish trilogy.

The adaptation of the fourth book in the Millennium series is being directed by Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) and sees Claire Foy (The Crown) portraying Lisbeth Salander along with Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) as Lisbeth’s twin sister, Claes Bang (The Square) as the villain and Cameron Britton (Mindhunter) as a computer expert and associate of Lisbeth.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web is set for release on October 19th, 2018.

The post Sverrir Gudnason
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

‘Borg/ McEnroe’ Star Sverrir Gudnason Joins ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’

Borg/ McEnroe star Sverrir Gudnason has joined the expanding cast of Fede Alvarez’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web, so reports Variety. Gudnason, who played Bjorn Borg in the real-life tennis biopic earlier in the year joins the likes of Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks and Claes Bang in the forthcoming adaptation of the fourth book in the famous series that is being produced over at Sony Pictures.

Gudnason will play Mikael Blomquist, the magazine editor role played by Michael Nyqvist in the original movie trilogy, and then Daniel Craig in David Fincher’s Hollywood remake.

Here’s the plot from the source material.

She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution.

Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to
See full article at The Hollywood News »

Interview: Nikolaj Lie Kaas on Playing the Complex Lead in Denmark's Oscar Submission 'You Disappear'

By Jose Solís.

Since his breakthrough performance in The Idiots, where he played the sensitive, tragic Jeppe, Nikolaj Lie Kaas has remained one of the most interesting male actors in the world. Jumping from genre to genre, and from big Hollywood productions, to intellectual television series, his body of work is as varied as it’s complex. He’s played real life people, an assassin trying to thwart Tom Hank’s plans, a romantic hero, and one of the most beloved literary characters in contemporary Scandinavian fiction. But in Peter Schønau Fog’s You Disappear he reveals layers previously unseen as he plays Frederik Halling, a school headmaster whose world is shaken when he’s accused of embezzlement. Could it be that the brain tumor affecting his personality is to blame, or has Frederik always been this way?

The late, great Michael Nyqvist plays Frederik’s lawyer, and Trine Dyrholm plays his loving wife.
See full article at FilmExperience »

Gravitas Ventures Nabs North American Rights to Danish Oscar Entry ‘You Disappear’ (Exclusive)

Gravitas Ventures Nabs North American Rights to Danish Oscar Entry ‘You Disappear’ (Exclusive)
Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Peter Schonau Fog’s “You Disappear,” the Danish candidate for the foreign-language Oscar race.

Produced by Zentropa and repped in international markets by TrustNordisk, “You Disappear” world premiered at Toronto. It stars Trine Dyrholm, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and the late Michael Nyqvist.

Based on Christian Jungersen’s best-selling novel, “You Disappear” follows Frederik, a headmaster put on trial for embezzling millions from his school. His defense lawyer argues Frederik is not criminally liable because he has a brain tumor that is affecting his behavior.

The deal was negotiated by Susan Wendt, the head of international sales and marketing, and Zach Hamby, acquisitions manager at Gravitas Ventures.

Gravitas plans on releasing “You Disappear” in spring 2018.

You Disappear” will be screening for Academy members in L.A. throughout November and December.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Denmark Selects ‘You Disappear’ as Foreign-Language Oscar Entry

Rolling off its international premiere at Toronto Film Festival, Peter Schønau Fog’s drama “You Disappear” has been chosen to represent Denmark in the Foreign Language Oscar category.

Based on Christian Jungersen’s bestselling novel and penned by Fog, “You Disappear” centers on a woman who is married to a successful headmaster suffering from a brain tumor. The film is a “story about the challenges we face as neuroscience forces us to rethink what we are as human beings,” said TrustNordisk.

“You Disappear” was selected over Henrik Ruben Genz’ “Word of God” and Fenar Ahmad’s “Darkland.”

“You Disappear” was well received at Toronto. Several reviews pointed out the strong performances of Trine Dyrholm and Nikolaj Lie Kaas as the two lead actors. Mikkel Boe Følsgaard and the late Michael Nyqvist complete the cast.

The film, which marks Fog’s follow up to “The Art of Crying,” was produced by Louise Vesth at Zentropa, with
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Oscars: Denmark Selects 'You Disappear' for Foreign-Language Category

Oscars: Denmark Selects 'You Disappear' for Foreign-Language Category
Denmark has picked Peter Schonau Fog's psychological drama You Disappear to represent the country in the 2018 Oscars race in the foreign-language category.

The feature stars Danish A-listers Trine Dyrholm, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and the late Michael Nyqvist. Based on the best-selling novel by Danish writer Christian Jungersen, it follows Frederik (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), a headmaster put on trial for embezzling millions from his school. His defense lawyer, played by Nyqvist, argues Frederik is not criminally liable because he has a brain tumor that is affecting his behavior. Dyrholm plays Frederik's wife, Mia.

You Disappear premiered at the Toronto International...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

Toronto Film Review: ‘You Disappear’

Toronto Film Review: ‘You Disappear’
As Oliver Sacks’ best-selling tomes proved, there’s an irresistible fascination to the more peculiar regions of neuroscience and related dysfunctional behavior. That doesn’t mean every such disorder is a natural for dramatization, however. It certainly doesn’t mean the discussion of such disorders is inherently dramatic. Strenuously failing to convince otherwise on both counts is “You Disappear,” an initially absorbing, increasingly exasperating study of a family man whose actions grow inexplicable and indefensible after it’s discovered he has a brain tumor.

To what extent can those actions be defended as direct results of his condition? It’s an interesting question, but not as posed over and over in a mix of arid courtroom testimony and earnestly plodding dramatic conflict, all of which presumably worked better in Christian Jungersen’s original novel. Despite the involvement of some significant Danish cinema talent, this is a misfire whose main export value may be as discussion fodder for
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Tiff Review: ‘You Disappear’ is a Disjointed Look at the Repercussions of our Body’s Chemistry

What if it was an established fact that free will as a concept was dictated by our body’s chemistry? Every decision we think we’re making is really made implicitly by our organs — more correctly, they are dictating to our brains what it is we want. That shopping spree for things you don’t need? That affair with someone you don’t even like? You can’t control either impulse if you truly wanted to because your hormones and biological imperatives in those specific moments have forced your hand. Just think about the sheer chaos that would ensue from such a revelation. You could connect every horrible act you’ve ever committed to some bit of undigested beef (as Ebenezer Scrooge would say). And while under such duress, your body couldn’t stop itself.

It’s a perfect science fiction premise that sprawls to include memories and vision — both
See full article at The Film Stage »

Film News Roundup: Berenice Bejo-Alexander Fehling’s ‘Three Peaks’ Gets U.S. Distribution

Film News Roundup: Berenice Bejo-Alexander Fehling’s ‘Three Peaks’ Gets U.S. Distribution
In today’s film news roundup, “Three Peaks” finds distribution and “Euphoria” sells to major territories…

Distribution Deal

Veteran arthouse distributor Ed Arentz has formed Greenwich Entertainment in partnership with an investment fund run by Edmondo Schwartz and set the thriller “Three Peaks” as its first release.

Bérénice Bejo (“The Artist”) and Alexander Fehling (“Homeland”) star in “Three Peaks,” in which a recently divorced French woman, her 8-year-old son, and her new German boyfriend see their summer holiday in the Italian Dolomites goes from bucolic to harrowing. The film won the Variety Piazza Grande Award at the Locarno Film Festival and is having its North American premiere at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival.

Arentz was the co-founder and managing director of Music Box Films, where he acquired and released prominent foreign-language titles including “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and “A Man Called Ove.” The deal for the North American rights to “Three Peaks” was concluded in
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Wgn America Looks Abroad for Programming

Will other networks follow Wgn America’s exit from prestige TV?

To replace its cancelled slate of high-end scripted originals, the Tribune-owned cabler announced Aug. 8 the pickups of three low-cost dramas: Canada’s Pure and Shoot the Messenger and Sweden’s 100 Code, starring Dominic Monaghan and the late Michael Nyqvist. They join Canadian Anna Paquin starrer Bellevue, acquired July 31.

“We’re going to see much more of this type of gamble,” University of Virginia media analyst Christopher Ali tells The Hollywood Reporter, noting the difficulty of competing with high rollers like HBO and Netflix. “Broadcasters have to be creative, and optioning foreign...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - TV News »

Wgn America Picks Up Swedish Drama ‘100 Code’, Canadian Series ‘Pure’ & ‘Shoot The Messenger’ For ‘Prime Crime’ Slate

Wgn America continues to stock up on “cost effective” scripted originals. On the heels of its recent pickup of the Anna Paquin-starring Canadian detective drama series Bellevue, Wgn America has acquired three more international drama series in the crime/thriller genre. They include the 2015 Swedish-American thriller 100 Code, from Oscar winner Bobby Moresco (Crash) and starring Dominic Monaghan (Lost) and the late Michael Nyqvist (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo); 2016…
See full article at Deadline TV »

Wgn America Acquires U.S. Rights to Three Foreign Crime Drama Series

Wgn America Acquires U.S. Rights to Three Foreign Crime Drama Series
Wgn America has acquired the U.S. rights to three foreign crime dramas as part of the network’s new “Prime Crime” lineup, Variety has learned.

Canadian series “Shoot the Messenger” centers on the complex relationships between crime reporters and the police. Daisy Channing (Elyse Levesque), a young reporter, witnesses a murder she thinks is gang related, only to find herself slowly drawn into an interconnected web of criminal and illicit sexual activity that reaches into the corridors of corporate and political power. In addition to Levesque, the series stars Lyriq Bent, Lucas Bryant, and Alex Kingston. It is produced by Jennifer Holness and Victoria Woods for Hungry Eyes Film & Television Inc. in association with CBC Television and ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The eight-episode series is co-created by Holness and Sudz Sutherland, who also serves as lead director on the series.

Fellow Canadian import “Pure” follows Noah Funk, a newly elected Mennonite pastor who is determined to
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Wgn America Adds Three Crime Dramas in Latest Acquisition Push

Wgn America is solidifying its 2018 slate.

Fresh off exiting the scripted originals business, the cable network has added three more low-cost foreign crime dramas to its slate. Set to air next year as part of Wgn America's "prime crime" lineup are Swedish drama 100 Code — starring the late Michael Nyqvist — as well as Canadian procedurals Shoot the Messenger and Pure. They join recent Canadian acquisition Bellevue starring Anna Paquin.

"Wgn America continues to deliver one of the best crime lineups in television,” Wgn American president Gavin Harvey said Tuesday in a statement. “These four new original...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - TV News »

Dominic Monaghan's 100 Code, Two More Foreign Crime Dramas to Air Stateside on Wgn America

Dominic Monaghan's 100 Code, Two More Foreign Crime Dramas to Air Stateside on Wgn America
Wgn America is going on an international crime spree.

The cable network has acquired the U.S. TV rights to a trio of foreign crime dramas: 100 Code (Sweden), Shoot the Messenger (Canada) and Pure (Canada). And their casts offer a dose of Hollywood sizzle: 100 Code stars Dominic Monaghan (Lost, the Lord of the Rings trilogy) as a NYPD detective who heads to Stockholm to track down a serial killer who’s targeting young, blonde women with blue eyes. (The late Michael Nyqvist, of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo fame, plays his new Swedish partner.)

RelatedUnderground Cancelled at Wgn America After
See full article at TVLine.com »

Christopher Gorham’s ‘A Boy Called Po’ Lands September Release

Christopher Gorham’s ‘A Boy Called Po’ Lands September Release
Freestyle Digital Media has acquired the North American rights to John Asher’s family drama “A Boy Called Po,” starring Christopher Gorham, Julian Feder, and Kaitlin Doubleday, Variety has learned exclusively.

The film will be released in domestic theaters and on digital platforms on Sept. 1. It has been honored as the 2016 breakthrough feature at the San Diego International Film Festival and best feature film at Palm Beach International Film Festival.

Double Dutch International, headed by Jason Moring, is handling international sales rights and will introduce the title to international buyers during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Inspired by true events, “A Boy Called Po” tells the story of a recently widowed father (Gorham) struggling to raise his sixth-grade son (Feder) who has autism. The pressure of work, school, and coping with the loss of wife and mom push the two nearly to the point of breaking.

Asher directed from a script by Colin Goldman who
See full article at Variety - Film News »

The Top Five Michael Nyqvist Roles of His Career

On June 27th, 2017 the film industry lost a budding character actor when 56 year old Michael Nyqvist died of lung cancer in his hometown of Stockholm Sweden. In tribute to this actor that has contributed a lot to the film world, I want to countdown some of his greatest roles. R.I.P Michael, you will be missed. Let’s get this countdown started. 5. “Together” (Role: Rolf) We have to start this countdown with the role that first brought Michael Nyqvist success as an actor and put him on the radars of casting director around the globe. The film both managed

The Top Five Michael Nyqvist Roles of His Career
See full article at TVovermind.com »

Michael Nyqvist obituary

Swedish actor best known for playing Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who has died aged 56 of lung cancer, became an international star playing the investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the original film adaptations (2009) of Stieg Larsson’s bestselling crime novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its two sequels. He was a perfect fit for the character; Niels Arden Oplev, who directed Dragon Tattoo, had no doubts casting him, explaining: “He is a Swedish teddy bear, women would feel safe in his arms.”

This was crucial: the Dragon Tattoo’s original title in Swedish was Men Who Hate Women, and both the mystery at the centre of the story and the character of Lisbeth Salander, the tattooed girl (played by Noomi Rapace), are rooted in abuse. Even Nykvist’s character’s name recalls Astrid Lindgren’s boy detective Kalle Blomkvist,
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, of Dragon Tattoo and John Wick, dies at 56

The actor, who appeared as Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish adaptations of the Stieg Larsson novels, has died of lung cancer

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist has died at the age of 56. He had been battling lung cancer.

The Stockholm-born actor was best known for his role as Mikael Blomkvist in the original Swedish Dragon Tattoo trilogy, which included The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.

Continue reading...
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Michael Nyqvist dies at 56 by Jennie Kermode - 2017-06-28 09:05:49

Michael Nyqvist at the Austrian premiere of Colonia at Votivkino in Vienna Photo: Manfred Werner

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who was known worldwide for his work in John Wick, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and the Millennium: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo films, has died at the age of 56 after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

The actor, whose given name is Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist but who adopted the English spelling Michael for his international work, is one of Sweden's most popular stars. He began his career in 1982 and alongside his big screen work he has appeared in a number of popular TV series. He won numerous film festival awards over the course of his career and won Best Actor at Sweden's Guldbagge awards for his work on As It Is In Heavcen, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. He was nominated for a further three Guldbagges.
See full article at eyeforfilm.co.uk »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With | External Sites