Shoot begins in Denmark on $4.4m film which reunites the stars and creator of The Killing.
After several international assignments, Danish actors Lars Mikkelsen and Sofie Gråbøl return home to star in Zentropa’s $4.4m drama, The Day Will Come.
Shooting will continue for a total of nine weeks in Denmark.
Danish director Jesper W Nielsen, who last made Norwegian film Through a Glass, Darkly in 2009 and since has worked on television series such as Borgen, will shoot the script by Danish screenwriter Søren Sveistrup (The Killing).
After performing in BBC’s Sherlock, Netflix’s House of Cards (as the Russian president) and Nordisk Film’s European series The Team, Mikkelsen will renuite with Gråbøl, who has been in Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude and played Scottish Queen Margaret in James III on stage in Edinburgh and London.
The pair previously starred together in the first season of The Killing in 2007.
The Day Will Come is set in 1967 and centres on two young brothers - played by newcomers Harald Kaiser Hermann and Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt - who are instantly robbed of their lives when they are placed in a boy’s home forgotten by time. Armed only with a vivid imagination and a fickle hope, the boys engage in a frightening battle against Headmaster Heck and his lethal tyranny.
The script was written by Søren Sveistrup, who created crime drama The Killing, which ran for three seasons in Denmark.
The cast also includes Lars Ranthe (The Hunt), Sonja Richter (The Homesman), David Dencik (A Royal Affair), Søren Sætter-Lassen, Solbjørg Højfeldt and Paw Henriksen.
Producers are Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Louise Vesth for Zentropa Entertainments in co-production with Film i Väst and Zentropa International Sweden.
Support comes from TV2, Danish Film Institute, FilmFyn, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and The MEDIA programme of the European Union.
Nordisk Film Distribution has scheduled the Danish premiere for spring 2016 and will handle Nordic distribution.
TrustNordisk is in charge of international sales.