Brian De Palma Boards ‘Domino’ With Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Christina Hendricks

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Brian De Palma is set to direct “Domino,” a thriller written by “Kon-Tiki” scribe Norwegian Petter Skavlan with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”) and Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”) on board to topline.

IM Global represents the film in international markets, outside the U.S., which is repped by ICM. “Domino” will start shooting this summer.

Paris-based Backup is wrapping the financing on “Domino,” which was produced by Michel Schønnemann for Schønne Film in Denmark. Antonio Perez Perez of Maestranza in Spain and Jaqueline de Gooeij of Zilvermeer in Belgium co-produce “Domino.”

A contemporary high-voltage thriller, “Domino” stars Coster-Waldau as a Danish cop who goes rogue with the help of a fellow police officer, played by Hendricks, to track down a killer after his partner is murdered in Copenhagen while Europe is being targeted by terrorists. What the pair doesn’t know is that the assailant they are chasing is working for a CIA operative and is on the trail of the ISIS cell behind the attacks.

“I have been a huge fan of Brian De Palma ever since I saw ‘Scarface’ in 1983. So it is with great pride that I look forward to produce ‘Domino,’ a script I have developed together with screenwriter Petter Skavlan,” said Schønnemann. “From the start our ambitions have been to create a suspense-filled thriller in the line of such classics as ‘French Connection’; having Brian De Palma on board only heightens this ambition.”

David Atlan-Jackson, partner at Backup, said, “Working with Brian De Palma is like a dream, especially with such a classic Hollywood looking cast and a script that feels tailor-made for him.”

“Domino” could be one of hottest projects to hit Cannes Film Market on May 17.

The deal was negotiated by John Zois, IM Global’s SVP, acquisitions and co-productions on behalf of IM Global.

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  1. David says:

    Can’t wait! The more De Palma we get, the better for cinema.

  2. ben davis king orange fingers says:

    in your quote attributed to david atlan-jackson, you write that the “script feels taylor made for him”. unless the script is a golf club, i think you mean TAILOR MADE. and not to nitpick, but you should probably also capitalize the H in hollywood. i know it’s only online journalism, but come on, guys. embarrassing.

  3. monkeyspit says:

    Daddy’s thirsty.

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