First Look at Mads Mikkelsen in Danish Epic The Bastard – News Kidda

Fantastic Beasts star Mads Mikkelsen looks broody in the first photo of the bastardMikkelsen’s upcoming Danish-language feature that will reunite him with his A royal affair director Nikolai Arcel.

The image, released Thursday by the bastard producer Zentropa, shows Mikkelsen as Captain Ludvig Kahlen, a 17th-century soldier who embarks on an impossible task: felling and cultivating the wild Jutlandic heather for the Danish crown. The first shot from the film shows Mikkelsen surrounded by swirling smoke as workers set fire to the moors behind him. Amanda Collin (Raised by wolves) co-stars.

(from left) Mads Mikkelsen and director Nicolaj Arcel on set of ‘The Bastard’


Zentropa also revealed the rest of the cast on Thursday, including Simon Bennebjerg (Secure), who plays Kalen’s nemesis, local landowner Frederik de Schinkel, and Norwegian actress Kristine Kujath Thorp (ninja baby) as the Schinkel’s cousin Edel Helene. Also starring Horsemen of Justice actors Gustav Lind and Jakob Lohmann, Morten Hee Andersen (Ride the storm), Magnus Krepper (Queen of Hearts) and Felix Kramer (Dark).

Zentropa launched the $8 million film at Cannes this year under the working title royal land. Magnolia Pictures pre-purchased the US rights to the film, with Zentropa’s sales division TrustNordisk making several deals, including Plaion Pictures for Gemrany, The Jokers Films for France, September Films for Benelux and Vertigo Media for Hungary.

the bastard is looking forward to a local release in the fall of 2023.

Leave a Comment