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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