The drama project, which marks Bier’s follow-up to Bradley Cooper/Jennifer Lawrence starrer “Serena,” has pre-sold to Germany and Austria (Prokino), Australia and New Zealand (MadMan), Japan (Longride), Benelux (Cineart), Israel (Lev Cinema) and Former Yugoslavia (Discovery).
“The massive interest from buyers at AFM for Susanne Bier’s new film underlines her status as a star director who knows how to touch the audience in the most powerful way. We are so happy to have all these dedicated distributors aboard,” says Rikke Ennis, CEO at TrustNordisk.
Danish star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”) toplines. The rest of the cast will soon be announced.
A moving drama penned by Bier’s scribe partner Anders Thomas Jensen, “Chance,” 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,” stated TrustNordisk.
Sisse Graum Jorgensen is producing for Zentropa Ent. in co-production with Zentropa Intl. in Sweden.
Project is being backed by The Danish Film Institute, FilmFyn, the Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and Eurimages, in cooperation with DR, SVT. Nordic theatrical distribution in collaboration with Nordisk Film Distribution.
Bier is one of Europe’s most critically-acclaimed auteurs, with credits ranging from “In A Better World,” to “After The Wedding” and “Brothers.”