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Danish actor Roland Moller has joined the remake of the 1973 prison-break movie Papillon.
Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek are starring in the respective roles originally played by Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.
Danish helmer Michael Noer is attached to direct the film that centers on the wrongfully convicted prisoner Henri “Papillon” Charriere who cuts deals with an eccentric counterfeiter, offering protection in exchange for the funds to bankroll Papillon’s escape from an island prison.
Moller will play Celier, an escape partner of Papillion’s.
The film is being produced by Ram Bergman and Roger Corbi, as well as Red Granite’s Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland.
Red Granite, the production company behind The Wolf of Wall Street, is in the middle of a federal investigation for its connection to an alleged Malaysian money-laundering scheme, but is being allowed by the U.S. Department of Justice to continue operations.
Moller was last seen starring in the war drama Land of Mine and will next appear opposite Liam Neeson in Lionsgate‘s The Commuter, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The actor is repped by CAA and Denmark’s Art Management.
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