Film will reunite writer-director Tobias Lindholm with actor Pilou Asbæk for the third time; StudioCanal will start selling the film in Cannes.

StudioCanal and Nordisk Film Production A/S will partner on A War.

Tobias Lindholm’s latest feature sees him reunite with actor Pilou Asbæk for their third feature together, following R and A Hijacking. Asbæk will star as a soldier put on trial upon his return from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

The film also stars Tuva Novotny, Søren Malling, Charlotte Munck and Dulfi Al-Jabouri.

Nordisk Film will distribute in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland, while StudioCanal will distribute in France, Germany, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. StudioCanal handles international sales and will start seeling the film in Cannes.

Ron Halpern, EVP international production and acquisitions, StudioCanal, commented: “From the moment we saw A Hijacking, we knew that Tobias Lindholm was a director we wanted to work with at Studiocanal. As a writer and director, he is clearly one of the most exciting talents in Europe today. We are very happy to be part of his new film A War with Tomas, Rene and Nordisk.”

“We knew that this would be our most ambitious undertaking so far and therefore required us to find the right partner to achieve our ambition and share our vision. We are therefore very excited to have Ron and StudioCanal on board for A War,” added producers Tomas Radoor & René Ezra, Nordisk Film.