Leonardo DiCaprio remaking Oscar-winning movie ‘One other Spherical’

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Prepare for one more spherical of “One other Spherical.”

Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio is hooked up to star in an English-language remake of writer-director Thomas Vinterberg’s Oscar-winning movie “One other Spherical,” the Los Angeles Instances confirmed Tuesday.

In line with Endeavor Content material — which is creating the challenge alongside Makeready and DiCaprio’s Appian Manner Productions — Vinterberg will function an government producer on the difference of his Danish movie, which not too long ago landed the Oscar for worldwide function.

DiCaprio will play the lead, originated by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, within the jubilant and sobering drama a couple of historical past instructor and his associates who escape into alcohol by testing Norwegian psychiatrist Finn Skårderud’s principle that people ought to drink steadily all through the day to counteract a 0.05% blood-alcohol deficiency.

In line with Deadline, manufacturing firms Appian, Endeavor and Makeready clinched the rights to “One other Spherical” in a serious bidding struggle that additionally included actor Jake Gyllenhaal and producer Riva Marker’s 9 Tales Productions, in addition to actress-director Elizabeth Banks in partnership with Common Footage. Endeavor is financing the DiCaprio car along with producing.

Initially titled “Druk,” the film was a key participant all through the 2021 awards cycle, scoring varied BAFTA, Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. Along with successful worldwide function, Vinterberg was acknowledged within the directing class on the Oscars. He ended up shedding to Chloé Zhao for “Nomadland,” which additionally gained finest image.

“One other Spherical” was additionally nominated for foreign-language movie on the Golden Globes however was bested by Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari,” which was controversially ineligible for the Globes’ best-picture class regardless of being an American movie. (“Minari” competed Sunday for a number of Oscars, together with finest image and supporting actress, which went to South Korean performer Yuh-Jung Youn.)

On the BAFTAs, “One other Spherical” nabbed nominations for unique screenplay, director and lead actor, in addition to finest movie not within the English language, which it gained. Throughout an emotional Oscars acceptance speech, Vinterberg devoted the award to his daughter, Ida, who was set to play Mikkelsen’s onscreen daughter in “One other Spherical” earlier than she died in a automobile accident lower than per week into manufacturing.

“[Ida] cherished this, and he or she felt seen by this, and he or she was presupposed to be on this, and if anybody dares to imagine that she’s right here with us by some means, you’ll have the ability to see her clapping and cheering with us,” Vinterberg mentioned at Sunday’s ceremony in Los Angeles’ Union Station.

“We ended up making this film for her as her monument. So, Ida, this can be a miracle that simply occurred, and also you’re part of this miracle. Possibly you’ve been pulling some strings someplace, I don’t know, however this one is for you.”

Instances employees author Ryan Faughnder contributed to this report.

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