It’s only been a few days since Another Round won an Oscar for the best international film, and it seems we haven’t seen the last of it. An English-language remake is currently in development, with Leonardo DiCaprio eyed to play the lead role.
Production companies Appian Way, Endeavor Content, and Makeready won the rights for a remake after an intense bidding battle. The new version of Another Round is being developed as a potential star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio, who’s supposed to take the role played by Mads Mikkelsen in the original film.
Another Round centered on a group of friends who are trying to test the theory their lives will improve if they maintain a constant level of alcohol in their blood, only to face dire consequences. The news of a potential remake was met with a lot of criticism online, but the director Thomas Vinterberg gave it his blessing.
“It’s an interesting artistic thing to see something grow into different versions. Now it’s in the hands of the finest actor you can get and besides being a brilliant actor, he’s made very intelligent choices throughout his career… I’m full of hope and curiosity about what they’re up to,” Vinterberg told IndieWire.