Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen lines up next movie lead role

Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen has landed his latest leading role in a movie, after thrilling audiences in a comedy-drama Another round.

Mikkelsen, who recently appeared as Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secretshas joined his longtime collaborator Nikolaj Arcel in land of the kingan “exciting” period drama set in Denmark in the 18th century.

With Mikkelsen as the protagonist and raised by wolvesAmanda Collin, land of the king It will be based on the Danish novel by Ida Jessen, The Captain and Ann Barbara, the wrapper reports.

Promising story of strength and resilience, land of the king follows lone soldier Ludvig Kahlen as he rides into the wild Jutland moors at the behest of Danish King Frederik V.

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“In the mid-1700s, Danish King Frederik V declared that Jutland’s wild moors must be tamed, cultivated and colonized so that civilization could spread and generate new taxes for the royal house,” reads the synopsis.

“Yet no one dared follow the King’s decree. The heath meant certain death: a godforsaken place, haunted by ravenous wolves, highwaymen, and a brutal and unforgiving nature.

“But in the late summer of 1755, a lone soldier named Ludvig Kahlen set out into the heath in a dogged pursuit of a lifelong dream, determined to achieve his goal: the heath would bring him the wealth and honor he had once had. for a long time. searched… or get the best of it”.

Sharing your enthusiasm for land of the king – which is expected to be released in Denmark next year – Mikkelsen praised the “brutality and tenderness” of the story.

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“Nikolaj Arcel and I had a wonderful collaboration during a royal affairand I am beyond excited to work with him once again,” the actor said in a statement.

“He has an amazing vision for the film, and he and Anders Thomas have written an amazing script.

“Its brutality and tenderness moved me deeply when I first read it. It is an important and fascinating chapter in Danish history that is about to be adapted for the screen, and it touches on issues that are still relevant to this day. It’s an exciting and quite interesting story.” adventure.”

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