If you happened to tune in for the 93rd Academy Awards on Monday, you will be familiar with Danish director Thomas Vinterberg. His twice-nominated, and winning film Another Round, has been highly-celebrated since its release last year for its off-beat approach. While we watched Vinterberg accept the Oscar for Best International Film earlier this week, what we didn't know yet was that there was in fact another round of this film already in the works. Leonardo DiCaprio has entered the chat and he's here to give us and English-language remake of Another Round.
Amidst the Oscars' chaos, news quietly emerged that DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson's production company Appian Way, had finally won the rights at auction. Good news for admirers of our Leo boy; not only will he be involved from a production perspective, he is also reportedly set to play the film's lead role, Martin, (played by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen in the original). DiCaprio will play one of four middle-aged teachers that Another Round is based on; who combat their personal crises by drinking heavily every day. From here, things get increasingly messy.
While we're certainly excited about seeing Leonardo DiCaprio in the English-language remake of Another Round, fans of the original are questioning his appointment given that Mikkelsen is entirely capable of the role. Vinterberg, however, clarified in an interview with IndieWire that he doesn't think the actor would be interested, and that "asking the same actor to do a different interpretation could be a little bit confusing.”
As for his thoughts on DiCaprio helming the film, the director shared; "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 feel there’s a lot of integrity in the choices he’s made. I’m full of hope and curiosity about what they’re up to.”
Another Round isn't the only project the award-winning actor has in the works. DiCaprio is also starring in the star-studded Netflix film Don't Look Up, alongside the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, and Meryl Streep.