Danes falls for Vinterberg’s ‘Love’

Pic to be made in England by Denmark's Nimbus Film

Claire Danes (“Brokedown Palace”) will star in Danish helmer Thomas Vinterberg’s “It’s All About Love,” the follow-up to his acclaimed “Festen” (“The Celebration”), which snagged the jury prize at Cannes in 1999.

Penned by Vinterberg, “It’s All About Love” will be made in English and financed by Denmark’s Nimbus Film. Pic will begin lensing on location in April, with additional photography in studios in Denmark and Sweden; second unit will film in New York and around the globe.

“I am extremely happy that Claire Danes has been signed to play Elena,” Vinterberg told Daily Variety. “To me, Claire is one of the best actresses of our time. I am looking forward to working with an actress who is in such perfect control of her craft. Together I am sure that we can do wonders to bring the character of Elena to life on the screen.”

Future focus

Pic concerns two lovers’ attempts to save their floundering relationship in a not-so-distant future on the brink of spiritual collapse.

Danes will play a world-famous ice skater, who with her husband, is on the cusp of signing divorce papers — until they both realize that they have to fight to save their love.

Danes had been attached to “Flora Plum,” to be directed by Jodie Foster. That pic is on hold, due to an injury sustained by co-star Russell Crowe. Since appearing in “Little Women” in 1994, Danes has appeared in such films as “Romeo + Juliet,” “The Mod Squad,” “U Turn” and “Les Miserables.”

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