If Mads is starring, my ass is in the seat.
Deadline is reporting today that Mads Mikkelsen, the definitive Hannibal Lecter (in my eyes), has just been cast as the lead in Arctic, an upcoming survival thriller that will be directed by Joe Penna. The Armory Films, Union Entertainment Group, and Pegasus Pictures film, penned by Penna and Ryan Morrison, is now in production.
Mikkelsen will play a man “stranded in the Arctic, who is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation.”
“Hannibal” EP Martha De Laurentiis will exec produce. XYZ Films will sell the film at Cannes.