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Cannes: Magnolia Pictures Takes U.S. Rights to Mads Mikkelsen-Starrer ‘King’s Land’

Magnolia Pictures has snatched up U.S. rights from TrustNordisk to King’s Land, an upcoming period epic from Denmark starring Mads Mikkelsen (Fantastic Beasts) and Amanda Collin (Raised by Wolves). The project will see Mikkelsen reteam with his A Royal Affair director Nikolaj Arcel in an adaptation of the Ida Jessen’s Danish best-seller The Captain and […]

Cannes: Mads Mikkelsen Reunites With ‘A Royal Affair’ Director for ‘King’s Land’

Danish star Mads Mikkelsen is reuniting with his A Royal Affair director Nicolaj Arcel for the epic period drama King’s Land. Danish actress Amanda Collin, who most recently starred in Ridley Scott’s HBO Max drama series Raised by Wolves, will co-star alongside Mikkelsen. Arcel penned the screenplay for the new feature with Anders Thomas Jensen. […]

Cannes: Mads Mikkelsen to Return as ‘The Black Kaiser’ in New ‘Polar’ Adaptation

The Black Kaiser is back. Danish star Mads Mikkelsen is returning to his role as hitman Duncan Vizla, aka as The Black Kaiser, in a film of the same name, based on Victor Santos’ Dark Horse graphic novel Polar. Jonas Akerlund, who directed Mikkelsen as Vizla in the 2019 action comedy Polar, will get behind […]

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ Can’t Find Magic With $43M Box Office Bow

Warner Bros.’ Wizarding World is in trouble on the movie side. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore opened to a tepid $43 million at the domestic box office over Easter weekend after earning $20.1 million Friday, including $6 million in Thursday previews. It is faring better overseas, where it earned another $71 million for a […]

Mads Mikkelsen on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Casting Chaos, Johnny Depp, JK Rowling and ‘Indy 5’

Mads Mikkelsen has a not-so-secret weapon when it comes to playing villains, of which he has portrayed many. So many, in fact, that Mikkelsen has been six different characters that had a problem with their eyes. Intriguing bad guys, it seems, require an ophthalmologic trauma — whether it’s his Bond villain Le Chiffre weeping blood […]

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’: Film Review

In the third installment of the Wizarding World franchise, Newt Scamander and his friends try to stop Grindelwald from attaining power.

Mads Mikkelsen Says He Wanted to Talk to Johnny Depp After Replacing Him in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Mads Mikkelsen says that he wishes he could have talked to Johnny Depp before replacing him as Gellert Grindelwald for the third Fantastic Beasts installment. Speaking with The Sunday Times, the Doctor Strange and Rogue One star shared his complicated feelings around taking the part over from Depp, who announced his departure from the role and […]

How the Theme Song to Oscar Winner ‘Another Round’ Became Denmark’s Drinking Anthem

"What a Life" from Denmark band Scarlet Pleasure plays over the final dance scene in Thomas Vinterberg's dramedy, which won best international feature at the 2021 Oscars this weekend.

‘Indiana Jones 5’ Enlists Mads Mikkelsen

Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are already among the cast.

‘Chaos Walking’: Film Review

Daisy Ridley plays a colonist from Earth who crash-lands on a strange planet among a hostile all-male community, with Tom Holland as the good guy shepherding her to safety in Doug Liman's dystopian sci-fi movie.

Rotterdam Unveils 2021 Lineup

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), has unveiled the official line-up for its 50th-anniversary edition, which will run both as a virtual event in February and an in-person festival in June. 

‘Another Round’ Wins 2020 European Film Awards

Thomas Vinterberg's Danish dramedy 'Another Round' was the big winner of the 33rd European Film Awards, winning best film, best director, best screenplay and best actor for star Mads Mikkelsen.