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Tiff Trailer: Susanne Bier's 'A Second Chance' Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

22 July 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A Susanne Bier movie is coming to Toronto, and sorry, Jennifer Lawrence fans, it's not "Serena." That Depression-era drama is still M.I.A., and Bier has since gone to make two more films, including this one, "A Second Chance." Led by "Game of Thrones" star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, with a script from Anders Thomas Jensen (previous Bier efforts "Open Hearts," "After The Wedding," "In A Better World," "Love Is All You Need"), this sounds like Bier returning to the well of her earlier dramas, and a distinct step away from her last effort, the sunny rom-com "Love Is All You Need." Here's the official synopsis:  Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that changes when the two of them. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tiff 2014: First Trailer for Susanne Bier's 'A Second Chance' Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

22 July 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

A new film from Susanne Bier is always something to look forward to, but it's a little surprising the film chosen to have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival is A Second Chance (En chance til) and not Serena as this is now Bier's second film to be released since Serena (which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper) completed filming. Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ("Game of Thrones") and Ulrich Thomsen, Second Chance asks How far are decent human beings willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjustc Written by Bier's frequent screenwriting collaborator, Anders Thomas Jensen (In a Better World), this drama is about how easily we lose our grasp on justice when confronted with the unthinkable, and life as we know it hangs by a thread. Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Lykke May Andersen co-star. Check out the trailer below. sb id="963485" height »

- Brad Brevet

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Why do men love 'The Notebook'? Some theories

25 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Yesterday, Senior Writer Mandi Bierly sent the following email to some of the male humans at Entertainment Weekly:

June 25 is the 10th anniversary of The Notebook’s theatrical release. In 2009, I had three male country singers tell me it’s the one so-called chick flick they’d admit to liking. Another said he walked on his bus once and his whole band was in a piss poor mood—they told him they’d just finished watching it and had all cried. Why do men tolerate The Notebook more than other Nicholas Sparks adaptations? Has it made you cry? Do you »

- EW staff

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Entertainment Geekly: Why you need to watch 'Transformers: The Premake' right now

19 June 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Entertainment Geekly is a weekly column that examines pop culture through a geek lens and simultaneously examines contemporary geek culture through a pop lens. So many lenses!

At this point in the history of our species, there have been four Transformers movies, and only one of them was any good. It came out in 1986 and it ran under half an hour and it featured the voice of Orson Welles as an all-consuming extraterrestrial planetary demon-god himself. Two decades later, Michael Bay took the simple idea of robots turning into cars and produced a trilogy of films about Shia Labeouf banging »

- Darren Franich

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Playstation E3 2014: It's good to be the king (again)

9 June 2014 10:27 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Who’s having more fun than Sony? Not Microsoft: They spent a year convincing everyone that the Xbox One was more than just a videogame console, and then spent a year trying to retroactively explain that the Xbox One was just a videogame console. And not Nintendo: The Wii U isn’t selling like the Wii, and it’s vibing like the Gamecube at best. The Playstation 4 is beating both the Wii U and the Xbox One in sales. Every statistic in the videogame industry is up for debate, but Sony is strolling into E3 in a position of strength. »

- Darren Franich

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‘Wolfskinder’ Wins Munich Festival Prize for Political Cinema

6 June 2014 2:19 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

German director Rick Ostermann has won the Munich Film Festival’s acclaimed The Bridge prize for his debut film, Wolfskinder. The period drama is set in 1946 and follows a group of war orphans struggling to survive in the wreckage of post-World War II Europe. Ostermann will be honored at a gala ceremony in Munich on July 3. Story: Oscar Winner Susanne Bier Wins Munich Film Festival's Bernhard Wicki Prize Previous winners of The Bridge prize include Danish director Susanne Bier for her Oscar-winning feature In A Better World and fellow Oscar-winner Heckel von Donnersmarck for The Lives

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- Scott Roxborough

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Zentropa put under "strict control"

28 May 2014 5:51 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lars von Trier and Peter Aalbæk Jensen’s Zentropa Entertainments has been put under “stricter control” by the Danish Film Institute over future state support for its productions and its auditor has been reported to the National Audit Committee.

The decision, made in consultation with the legal advisor of the Danish Government, follows a report by the Deloitte accountancy firm on certain irregularities in the financial records of four Zentropa productions subsidised by government money, including Danish director Susanne Bier’s Oscar-winning In a Better World (Hævnen).

“Stricter control” involves that a number of requirements for “good bookkeeping” must be met prior to subsidising films from Zentropa. The Danish production company is controlled by producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen and director/producer Lars von Trier.

According to the Deloitte report, Zentropa had refused the auditors access to accounts which may confirm that funding from publicly subsidised companies was transferred to firms privately owned by Aalbæk Jensen. Zentropa is an organisation »

- jornrossing@aol.com (Jorn Rossing Jensen)

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Cannes buyers find Salvation

27 May 2014 6:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

TrustNordisk sells Western starring Mads Mikkelsen into Europe and Asia.

In the wake of the Cannes Film Festival, TrustNordisk has closed a number of deals on Kristian Levring’s Western The Salvation.

New sales of the film include to Germany and Austria (Concorde Filmverleih), Japan (Tohokushinsha Film Corporation), Korea (Cinema Republic) and Russia (Cinema Prestige) with negotiations going on in a large number of territories, according to TrustNordisk

Last week it was announced that IFC took the North American rights for the film and among previously announced deals are Benelux (Wild Bunch), Australia/New Zealand (Madman Entertainment), France (Chrysalis/Jour2Fete), Greece (Hollywood Entertainment) and Estonia (Estin Film).

The film received its world premiere in Official Selection at Cannes, screening in out of competition as a Midnight screening.

Directed by Kristian Levring, who co-wrote the feature with Oscar-winner Anders Thomas Jensen (In a Better World, Love is All You Need), the film stars Mikkelsen as a Danish »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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TrustNordisk Closes Further Sales On ‘The Salvation’

26 May 2014 4:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– TrustNordisk has inked further sales on Kristian Levring’s western “The Salvation,” which world-premiered out of competition at Cannes.

The film was acquired for Germany and Austria (Concorde Filmverleih), Japan (Tohokushinsha Film Corporation), Korea (Cinema Republic) and Russia (Cinema Prestige). TrustNordisk is now in negotiations to close multiple territories.

The Salvation” is already set to travel to North American (IFC), Benelux (Wild Bunch), Australia/New Zealand (Madman Entertainment), France (Chrysalis/Jour2Fete), Greece (Hollywood Entertainment) and Estonia (Estin Film).

Pic was penned by Anders Thomas Jensen (“In A Better World”) and Levring. It stars Mads Mikkelsen as a Danish settler in 19th century North America.

Cast is completed by Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona and Jonathan Pryce.

It was produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa Entertainments, in co-production with Spier Films from South Africa and Forward Films from UK with the support of The Danish Film Institute, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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IFC Buys Mads Mikkelsen Western ‘Salvation’ for U.S. Distribution

21 May 2014 4:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

IFC Films has bougth North American rights to Kristian Levring’s Western “The Salvation,” starring “Hannibal” actor Mads Mikkelsen.

IFC made the deal with from TrustNordisk five days after the film’s world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the out of competition Midnight section.

The story, set in the 1870s in North America and shot in South Africa, is written by Levring and Anders Thomas Jensen (“In a Better World”) and centered on a Danish settler avenging the murder of his family. The international cast includes Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona and Jonathan Pryce.

Peter Debruge of Variety gave the film an upbeat review, calling it “a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture.”

Sisse Graum Jorgensen is the producer.  Peter Aalbaek Jensen and Peter Garde exec produced.

The deal was negotiated between Susan Wendt of TrustNordisk and Arianna Bocco for IFC.

Previously announced deals for »

- Dave McNary

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TrustNordisk takes thriller WhoAmI

19 May 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

TrustNordisk has picked up the international sales rights for the hacker-thriller WhoAmI.

The company will be introducing an early sneak peek from the upcoming thriller, which is currently in post-production, to international buyers for the first time in Cannes.

Directed by director Baran bo Odar, WhoAmI stars Tom Schilling (Oh Boy, Suite Francaise), Elyas M´Barek and Danish actress Trine Dyrholm (In a Better World) among others. 

The outsider Benjamin and the charismatic Max share one mutual interest: hacking. Together with Max‘s friends, they form the subversive hacker group Clay, which provokes with hilarious hacks and connects with a whole generation. But when Clay is suddenly investigated by German Secret Service and Europol, Benjamin must face the consequences of his actions.

WhoAmI is director Baran bo Odar’s second feature film. His debut feature in 2010, The Silence, was nominated for numerous awards and won the Director’s to Watch Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Mads Mikkelsen And Jeffrey Dean Morgan Duel In First Trailer For The Salvation

1 May 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

From his devastating performance in 2013′s little-seen, Oscar-nominated drama The Hunt to his incredible portrayal of Hannibal Lecter on television, few actors are putting out finer work these days than Mads Mikkelsen. A massive star in his native Denmark and a face recognizable to North American audiences due to his turn as Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, Mikkelsen is starting to become a major international star on the other side of the ocean. His next role is in the brutal western The Salvation, which will premiere at Cannes later this month.

Today, we have the first trailer for the film and I must say, the acting and scenery look remarkable, and despite some overwrought music, the score indicates just how tense and ruthlessly violent this western will be. Mikkelsen has become a terrific bilingual performer and even though he is best known for villainous turns, playing a wounded hero in »

- Jordan Adler

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Salvation heads to France, Greece, Estonia

24 April 2014 3:19 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Kristian Levring’s upcoming western The Salvation, set to play in Cannes, has been picked up by distributors in France, Greece and Estonia.

The film, starring Mads Mikkelsen, has been picked up by French distributors Jour2Fête and Chrysalis Films (co-distribution), Greek distributor Hollywood Entertainment and Estin Film from Estonia.

Levring, director of The King is Alive, has co-written the feature with Oscar winner Anders Thomas Jensen, writer of In a Better World and Love Is All You Need.

The Salvation was named as part of the Official Selection at the upcoming Cannes International Film Festival (May 14-25) where it will screen as one of the Midnight Screenings.

It stars Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona and Jonathan Pryce, lead by Mikkelsen as a Danish settler in 19th century North America, who sets out to avenge his family.

Jour2Fête and Chrysalis Films previously co-distributed TrustNordisk’s A Royal Affair.

The Salvation is produced »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Cannes: ‘The Salvation’ Finds Home In France, Greece and Estonia

24 April 2014 2:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– TrustNordisk has sold Kristian Levring’s western “The Salvation” to France, Greece and Estonia, in the run-up to Cannes Film Festival, where the movie will world-premiere in the Midnight section.

Pic was acquired by Jour2Fête and Chrysalis Films for French distribution, Hollywood Entertainment in Greece and Estin Film in Estonia. 

A North America-set revenge tale penned by Anders Thomas Jensen (“In A Better World”), “Salvation” stars Mads Mikkelsen as a 19th-century Danish settler who sets out to avenge his family. Mikkelsen plays opposite an attractive international cast including Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona and Jonathan Pryce.

Jour2Fête and Chrysalis Films previously teamed up on the distribution of the Oscar-nominated “A Royal Affair” in France.

 “Jour2Fête and Chrysalis Films are thrilled by the selection of ‘The Salvation’ in Cannes. We look very much forward to bringing this spectacular film to the French audience and to »

- Elsa Keslassy

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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'

16 April 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The Terminator came out in 1984. Terminator 2: Judgment Day arrived seven years later. In the interim, Arnold Schwarzenegger became a new kind of action megastar, headlining a string of era-defining beefcake blockbusters. Commando, Predator, The Running Man, and Total Recall: The very titles echo down through history, dripping with gunsmoke and bicep sweat. But that era was coming to an end. The ’80s were over. Always a savvy operator, Schwarzenegger was already planning his pivot: Twins and Kindergarten Cop offered a kinder, gentler Arnold. (He loves kids! He loves De Vito!)

And so the essential twist that led to »

- Darren Franich

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Cate Blanchett Finds The Dig

8 April 2014 4:26 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

There may be few chances for rousing action set pieces where she races the Nazis to ancient treasures, but Cate Blanchett is looking for archaeological thrills of a different kind. According to Screen International, the Blue Jasmine Oscar winner is in talks to star in The Dig.Susanne Bier, the Danish director behind In A Better World and Open Hearts, is set to make the film, which will dramatize one of the UK’s most famous archaeological finds, the Sutton Hoo burial grounds. Byzantium writer Moira Buffini has knocked the dirt from John Preston’s eponymous novel, which uncovered the people behind the 1930s excavation of the Sutton Hoo site.Among the artefacts found in the site were a ship burial site and a wealth of Anglo-Saxon objects. The findings from the 6th- and early 7th-century tomb were key to understanding the people of that dim and distant time and »

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Amy Poehler to Join Tina Fey in The Nest, Cate Blanchett in Talks for The Dig, and John Magara Added to Carol

8 April 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We’ve got a few casting stories to attend to this afternoon.  Briefly: The brilliant Golden Globes hosting duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler may be reuniting for another feature, as Poehler is looking to co-star with Fey in the comedy The Nest. Cate Blanchett is in talks to star in director Susanne Bier’s (In a Better World) archaeological drama The Dig. Not Fade Away star John Magara has signed on to star alongside Rooney Mara in director Todd Haynes’ (I’m Not There) drama Carol. Hit the jump for more details on the aforementioned casting. Per Showbiz 411, Amy Poehler is looking to star alongside Tina Fey in The Nest.  The comedy tells the story of two sisters who reunite for one last blow out when their parents decide to sell the family home.  Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore is taking the helm, and Fey is producing the »

- Adam Chitwood

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New images from Susanne Bier's 'Serena' with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

31 March 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The last thing I heard about Susanne Bier's long-awaited "Serena" is that certain parties involved didn't want the film released in 2013. I have no idea if it's a bad film or not and would have hurt the Oscar prospects of Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle," but it remains quite strange that a film starring that hot a duo coming off "Silver Linings Playbook" still hasn't been released, and moreover, still hasn't landed a distributor. It's also been in post-production for a long while, however, and films can be fashioned out of trouble with the right editorial care. Just ask, well, "American Hustle." I'm a big Susanne Bier fan (she took home the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar a few years back for "In a Better World" — more awards cache for the film) and I'm intrigued by this story, set in Depression Era North Carolina and based »

- Kristopher Tapley

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First Look: More of Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence in 'Serena'

31 March 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

It's been nearly two years since we got a first look at the new drama Serena from director Susanne Bier (In a Better World). We're still not sure when the film starring Silver Linings Playbook duo Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper will arrive in theaters, but we do have some new photos from the film, showing off the period sets, not to mention Lawrence and Cooper looking rather dashing. The film follows the Pemberton couple, Boston natives who create a 1929 timber empire in North Carolina, as their intense, passionate marriage begins to unravel as the story moves toward a shocking reckoning. New photos below! New photos from Serena from production designer Richard Bridgland (more at The Film Stage): Serena is directed by Oscar-winner Susanne Bier (In a Better World, Things We Lost in the Fire) from a screenplay by Christopher Kyle (Alexander) adapting Ron Rash's novel of the same name. »

- Ethan Anderton

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New Images from Serena Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

31 March 2014 9:23 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

New images have been released for the drama Serena. The pic is an adaptation of the New York Times best-selling Ron Rash novel about George (Bradley Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Jennifer Lawrence), a 1930s newlywed couple who travel to North Carolina to seize control of the timber industry. Infidelity and infertility leads Serena to plot the murder of George’s illegitimate son while attempting to keep their timber land from being taken by the government.  I'm very excited to see what Lawrence does with the role, since it sounds like a juicy part and unlike anything she's done before. Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film, directed by Susanne Bier (In a Better World) also stars Toby Jones and Rhys Ifans.  There's currently no release date, but hopefully we'll see it sometime this year. Via Production Designer Richard Bridgland's website and a Hunger Games fan site »

- Matt Goldberg

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