'22 July' Actor Joins Willem Dafoe in Disney Adventure Drama 'Togo' (Exclusive)

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Thorbjorn Harr

Thorbjorn Harr will co-star in the true-life dog sled movie being helmed by Ericson Core.

Thorbjorn Harr, one of the stars of Paul Greengrass’ 22 July, has joined the cast of Togo, a true-life adventure movie being made for Disney’s streaming service, Disney+.

Ericson Core is helming the picture, now in production, which stars Willem Dafoe and is set in 1925 during what was called the Nome Serum Run. Dog sleds transported diphtheria serum over nearly 700 miles to save Nome, Alaska, from an epidemic. The story focuses on the unlikely friendship between two key figures, sled dog Togo and driver Leonhard Seppala (Dafoe).

Harr will play a member of the relay team who double-crosses Seppala during the run.

Tom Flynn wrote the script for the project, which is being produced by Kim Zubick. Jessica Virtue and Louie Provost are overseeing Togo for the studio.

Harr, who has appeared on the History series Vikings, is a well-known actor, as well as a playwright who has won several awards for his work at the National Theatre of Norway. He has been building some Hollywood momentum after the critical reviews of his work in 22 July, Greengrass’ take on the harrowing true-life events in which over 70 people were killed in a terrorist attack in the Scandinavian country.

Harr most recently starred opposite Julianne Moore in Paul Weitz’s indie drama Bel Canto and opposite Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace in Stockholm. He is repped by Paradigm, MGMT Entertainment and Agentfirman Planthaber/Kildén/Mandic.