Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Ulrich Thomsen have been added to the cast of Susanne Bier’s upcoming film A Second Chance.
The trio is joining Danish actor and Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who will play the leading role in Bier’s upcoming film.
According to the producers, the feature “focuses on how far decent human beings are willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust and how easily we lose our grasp on justice, when we face the unthinkable and life as we know it hangs by a thread.”
The film has just started shooting on location in Denmark.
Danish actor Nikolaj Lie Kaas recently played the role of Detective Carl Mørck in the local box office hit The Keeper of Lost Causes. He will next to be seen in the upcoming Child 44 playing opposite Tom Hardy and Joel Kinnaman.
Lie Kaas will be joined by his fellow actor from Bier’s Brothers, Ulrich Thomsen. Since his international breakthrough in Vinterberg’s Festen, Thomsen has worked abroad on productions such as HBO series Banshee. He also starred in Bier’s Oscar winner, In a Better World.
Maria Bonnevie’s international breakthrough came with the leading role in I Am Dina and Boe’s Reconstruction.
Earlier this year she appeared in the English-language film Belle du Seigneur where she played opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Marianne Faithful. A Second Chance will be her first collaboration with director Susanne Bier.
Also added to cast is international model May Andersen in her feature debut.
TrustNordisk announced presales on A Second Chance just prior to AFM with distribution secured in Germany, Austria, Australia, Japan, Benelux, Israel and Former Yugoslavia with more territories currently in negotiation.
The film is written by Anders Thomas Jensen from a story by him and Bier.
Producer is Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa Entertainments14 in co-production with Zentropa International Sweden, FilmFyn, Film i Väst.
Support comes from The Danish Film Institute, The Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and Eurimages, in cooperation with DR, SVT.
Nordic theatrical distribution in collaboration with Nordisk Film Distribution.
TrustNordisk handles international sales.