Danish producer makes U.S. 'Hiccup'

Regner Grasten doing another version of local mega-hit

COLOGNE, Germany -- Danish mega-producer Regner Grasten will make his U.S. debut with a remake of one of his biggest hits.

Grasten is acting as an executive producer on "Love at First Hiccup," a remake of the 1999 Danish teen rom-com that grossed an astounding $4.5 million in the tiny territory of 5 million inhabitants. The film spawned five sequels, the latest of which, "Anja & Victor -- For Better or Worse," just hit Danish cinemas.

Devon Werkheiser, star of Nickelodeon's "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" will star alongside Scout Taylor-Compton ("Halloween") in the $2.4 million remake, which first-timer Barbara Rothenberg will direct. Shooting has begun in Los Angeles. Bob Engelman and Rosemary Marks are producing.

Scandi sales giant TrustNordisk has picked up world sales rights for the U.S. version of "Love at First Hiccup."