Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas And Ulrich Thomsen Join Bier’s ‘Second Chance’

The trio is joining Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to the cast

Scandi stars Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Kass and Ulrich Thomsen have joined the cast Susanne Bier’s “A Second Chance,” the helmer’s follow-up to Bradley Cooper/Jennifer Lawrence starrer “Serena.”

Top-model-turned-thesp May Andersen has also joined the production, which is repped in international markets by TrustNordisk.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, whose international acting credits include “Black Hawk Down” and “Game of Thrones,” will be playing the leading role.

Kass, a Danish up-and-coming star, toplined local hit “The Keeper Of Lost Causes” and will next be playing opposite Tom Hardy and Joel Kinnaman in “Child 44.”

Thomsen broke through in Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Celebration” and stars in HBO’s “Banshee.”

Bonnevie last appeared in “Belle du Seigneur” opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Marianne Faithful.

“Chance,” which is written Bier’s scribe partner Anders Thomas Jensen, examines “how far human beings are willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust, and how easily we lose our grasp on justice, when we face the unthinkable and life as we know it hangs by a thread,” according to TrustNordisk.

A critically-hailed auteur, Bier’s best-known credits are “After The Wedding,” “Brothers” and “In A Better World,” which won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best foreign-language film in 2011.

“Chance” pre-sold to Germany and Austria (Prokino), Australia and New Zealand (MadMan), Japan (Longride), Benelux (Cineart), Israel (Lev Cinema) and Former Yugoslavia (Discovery) at the AFM, where the project was first unveiled.

Sisse Graum Jorgensen is producing for Zentropa Ent. in co-production with Zentropa Intl. in Sweden. “Chance” is being supported by  The Danish Film Institute, The Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and Eurimages.

Pic has just started lensing in Denmark.

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