Ben McKenzie Heads to ‘The Swimmer’

Ben McKenzie
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BiFrost Pictures is financing and producing

“Southland” actor Ben McKenzie is set to star in the BiFrost Pictures drama “The Swimmer.”

Agnes Kittelsen and Kristoffer Joner are also on board to star. Richard L. Fox will direct with Bard Ivar Engelsas penning the script.

The story follows an American swimmer who sets out to conquer one of Norway’s most dangerous rivers.

BiFrost Pictures are financing and producing the pic. Daniel Wagner will produce through BiFrost along with Lisa G. Black of Garnet Girl.

The project marks McKenzie’s first feature since his long-running TNT drama “Southland” ended its five year run. He is repped by CAA and Management 360.

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  1. dibs says:

    Terrific news. Can’t wait to hear more and to see what else is in the works for him. First rate, but highly underrated actor and a real stand up guy. Kudos!

  2. 3rs says:

    Excellent to see Ben in lead in a film and such a challenging role too. Hope it’s the first of many. He’s an amazing actor and one of the few who seems to have the right priorities. Rooting for him all the way.

  3. Shouldn’t Columbia Pictures be suing BiFrost Pictures over the title of this movie? “The Swimmer” (1968) is a much better known movie; confusion may result if these two films use the same name.

    That tactic worked for Warner Bros.’ obscure “The Butler”.

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