Mads Mikkelsen Reunites With ‘A Royal Affair’ Director – The Hollywood Reporter

Danish star Mads Mikkelsen is reuniting with his A Royal Affair director Nicolaj Arcel for the epic period drama King’s Land.

Arcel penned the screenplay for the feature with Anders Thomas Jensen. The film is an adaptation of the Danish bestseller The Captain and Ann Barbara, set in the mid-17th century. The story follows the attempt by Danish King Frederik V to take, cultivate and colonize an unforgiving area populated by wolves and highwaymen.

Louise Vesth (Melancholia, Nymphomaniac) will produce King’s Land for Zentrope. The epic production will start shooting in Denmark, Germany and the Czech Republic, beginning in September.

Budgeted at 8 million euros. Zentropa describes the movie as one of the company’s biggest in years.

Mikkelsen is in Cannes, starring in David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future in the Cannes Film Festival’s competition lineup.

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