Nikolaj Coster-Waldau In Early Talks To Reunite With Johansen For ‘The Undertaker’

The Danish project is a thriller in the vein of "History of Violence"

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the Danish star of “Game of Thrones,” is in early talks to reunite with “Stealing Rembrandt” helmer, Jannik Johansen, for “The Undertaker.”

Jacob Jarek , who is producing the pic with Thor Sigurjonsson and Ditte Milsted via up-and-coming Copenhagen-based Profile Pictures, describes the project as a thriller in the vein of David Cronenberg’s crime thriller “History of Violence.”

Set in the Danish countryside, pic turns on an ex criminal biker, Tom, who is living in hiding as an undertaker, but eventually gets confronted with his violence past.

“‘The Undertaker’ will have a psychological edge, though centering on Tom, almost as a character study,” explained Jarek, who is currently raising the financing for the film.

Johansen directed Coster-Waldau in his 2003’s feature debut “Stealing Rembrandt,” a B.O. hit in Sweden and a critical success. Other notable credits on Johansen’s resume include the psychological thriller “Murk,” the drama “White Night,” and episodes of hit Scandi TV drama “Borgen.”

Coster-Waldau’s slate of upcoming projects include Alex Proyas’ fantasy adventure “Gods of Egypt” and Susanne Bier’s drama “A Second Chance,” which marks the actor’s first role in a Danish film in 10 years.