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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Remake Of An Oscar-Winning Danish Film Will Be Directed By Chris Rock

Another Round remake finds its director 

Another Round which starred Leonardo DiCaprio has been in talks for a remake. The good news is that the remake has found its director.

Movie received good reactions from the audience 

The movie was released in 2020. It is an amazing black comedy also known under its original title Druk, which is Danish for “binge-drinking”

Cast led by many remarkable actors

The storyline follows four high school teachers who are in the midst of midlife crises. They embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday.

Nominations and awards the movie received

The cast is led by Mads Mikkelsen from Fantastic Beasts 3, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, and Lars Ranthe. The amazing comedy Another Round won the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. Thomas Vinterberg also received a nomination for Best Director. Shortly after the movie’s huge success, an English-language remake was in the works from DiCaprio.

Director found after almost two years of deciding to make a remake

Now, after two years, the Another Round remake has finally found the director who will make DiCaprio’sdream come true. As reported by Deadline, Chris Rock has signed a deal to direct the English-language remake for DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions.

The Oscar-nominated writer, Stuart Bloomberg who was the scriptwriter for The Kids Are All Right, wrote a draft of the script. However, it is said that a new screenwriter will be brought on to work with Rock.

Other producers who are going to work on the project include Jennifer Davisson for Appian Way and Brad Weston and Collin Creighton for Makeready.

Will DiCaprio star in the movie?

The news first came out in 2021. It was said that DiCaprio would likely take part in the “Another Round” remake. It was even said that the project was reportedly being developed as a “star vehicle” for the Oscar-winning actor.

It is yet not clear if this is still the case. However, the extent of DiCaprio’s involvement will likely come down to only scheduling.

Other works DiCaprio has

DiCaprio recently united with Paul Thomas Anderson’s next movie. The shooting will reportedly start in early 2024. Therefore, he has the rest of the year to potentially play a character in the Another Round remake, along with producing.

People eager to see Rock’s work

Rock is highly popular as a stand-up comedian and actor. He may seem like an unexpected choice to many for directing the American remake of Another Round.

But to everyone’s surprise, he has showcased his ability behind the camera before when he directed the comedy films Head of State, I Think I Love My Wife, and Top Five. Moreover, he wrote all these in addition to directing.

Will Rock create history with the new project?

Considering his previous works, handling the comedic components of the Another Round remake should be a piece of cake for Rock. People do wonder whether he can adroitly handle the tragic aspects of the story and are eager to see that.

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