Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam [pictured] have scripted and will star in the comedy, which is shooting in the US.
Danish stand-up-comedians Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam’s Klown Forever, the sequel of Danish hit Klown, is shooting in the US.
Christensen and Hvam, who wrote and starred in Klown (Klovn – The Movie) which reached 855,174 domestic admissions to become the most successful Danish film in the 2000s, have also scripted and star in the new comedy, which is currently shooting on locations in the US.
“The reason why it took so long was that we needed an idea so strong that the film would outshine the original – and we think this will,” said the comedy duo, who have reunited with most of the team from the first film and added some new names to the cast.
Nørgaard, who has just directed the two best-grossing films in Denmark 2013-2014 - The Keeper of Lost Causes and The Absent One (Fasandræberne), from the Department Q franchise – will this time work for Christensen and Hvam’s own production company, Nutmeg Movies, with Jesper Zartov as producer.
Plot and full cast for Klown Forever (Klovn Forever) is yet to be announced, but Clown lead actress Mia Lyhne has been confirmed for the sequel, which is supported by the Danish Film Institute and produced with Danish commercial broadcaster TV2.
Nordisk Film Distribution has scheduled local release for September 2015.
Meanwhile Christensen-Hvam’s 2005-2008 Klown (Klovn) television series, which preceded the feature and was three times named Best Comedy by the Danish Producers’ Association, has been remade in The Netherlands (by Kemna & Zonen), Belgium (Fobic Films), Germany (Schwartzkopf TV), with Finland will follow shortly.
While the Dutch Klown show is entering its second season, American production company Warner Brothers has prolongued its contract for an American remake of the first feature, which won Best Comedy and Best Original Screenplay at Fantastic Fest in Austin. US comedian Danny McBride is to play the lead.