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Michael Nyqvist joins Father

The star of the Swedish-language Millennium Trilogy has signed on to the Cannes sales title My So-Called Father opposite Vera Vitali.

Jan Blomgren of Bob Film Sweden AB is producing and will launch sales in Cannes. Nyqvist will jet in to meet buyers on May 18.

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Ulf Malmros commenced shooting recently in Sweden on the story of a woman who attempts to recreate the father she has always wanted after her arrogant parent suffers a stroke and forgets who he was. Disney will distribute in Scandinavia in autumn 2014.

“Ulf Malmros and I have lived with this project for four years,” said Nyqvist. “It’s a film with a universal theme where we challenge each other to take it a step further. Extremely gripping, but also very fun.”

“The role of the father is written especially for Michael Nyqvist,” said Malmros. “He insisted on the role when I pitched the story to him, and I cannot think of any actor who is better suited to do it.”

Vitali is a rising Swedish star who broke out last year in the critically acclaimed miniseries Hinsehäxan opposite David Dencik. She has signed on to play Swedish legendary jazz singer Monica Zetterlund in the upcoming biopic Monica Z.

Malmros’ Swedish directing credits include A Summer Tale, The Wedding Photographer, Slim Susie and Mommy’s Boys.

Bob Film Sweden produces in association with Film I Väst, The Walt Disney Company Nordic, TV4, Molkom Film, GEL Investment, Nordsvensk and in association with Beachrose LTD, The Chimney Pot and Nyqvist Film. Production support comes from the Swedish Film Institute.

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