STOCKHOLM, Sweden — “Game of Thrones” trouper Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is set to star in “3 Things,” a thriller about a man who is about to enter the witness protection program from “Pusher” scribe Jens Dahl.
The Danish-born Coster-Waldau, who is a superstar in his homeland, is enjoying a blossoming career in Hollywood where he’s best-known for his roles in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” and pics such as “Oblivion” and “The Other Woman.”
Coster-Waldau will star opposite “Borgen” thesp Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, the Danish actress whose career in the U.S. is also taking off. Sørensen previously starred in “Pitch Perfect 2,” season 5 of “Game of Thrones,” and has a recurring role in another upcoming HBO drama, 1970s music biz saga “Vinyl.”
Helmed and penned by Danish screenwriter-turned director Dahl, “3 Things” features Coster-Waldau as Mikael, a prime suspect of a bank robbery and an expert on explosives who negotiates the terms of his witness protection deal with the police at a hotel.
Mikael demands three things from the police: that his former girlfriend is brought to him, that the police bring the contents of a box he has stored, and that he is served butter chicken from his favorite restaurant. The police, under heavy time pressure to get him to witness the following day, agree.
Jacob Lohmann and Lærke Winther complete the cast.
Caroline Schlüter Bingestam (“When Animals Dream”) and Jacob Jarek (co-producer of “Only God Forgives”) of Copenhagen-based Profile Pictures are producing. The pair’s latest co-production venture, “Rams,” won this year’s Un Certain Regard at Cannes and is competing at the European Film Awards.
“We at Profile are so thrilled to be producing Jens’ debut feature and couldn’t be more thrilled about having Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen leading the exciting cast,” said Jarek.
The Danish Film Institute is financing alongside with TV2 Denmark. Scanbox will be releasing in Scandinavia. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau also serves as an executive producer on the film, alongside Thor Sigurjonsson (“Z for Zachariah”) and Ditte Milsted (“When Animals Dream”).
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen is repped by Paradigm, Untitled, Curtis Brown and Lindberg Management. Jacob Lohmann is repped by All That Management. Lærke Winther is repped by Teamplayers.
On top of “Game of Thrones,” Coster-Waldau will also star in Bold Films’ “Shot Caller,” which follows a gangster who’s just come out of prison and is forced to orchestrate a major crime on the streets of Southern California.