Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the Danish star of "Game of Thrones," is set to reunite with "Stealing Rembrandt" helmer, Jannik Johansen, for "The Undertaker."
Jacob Jarek , who is producing the pic with Thor Sigurjonsson and Ditte Milsted via up-and-coming Copenhagen-based Profile Pictures, describes the project as a thriller in the vein of David Cronenberg's crime thriller "History of Violence."
"'The Undertaker' will have a psychological edge, though centering on Tom, almost as a character study," explained Jarek, who is currently raising the financing for the film and aims to kick off production in early 2015.
Johansen directed Coster-Waldau in his 2003′s feature debut "Stealing Rembrandt," a B.O. hit in Sweden and a critical success. Other notable credits on Johansen's resume include the psychological thriller "Murk," the drama "White Night," and episodes of hit Scandi TV drama "Borgen."
Coster-Waldau, who last starred opposite Juliette Binoche in "A Thousand Times Good Night," will next be seen in Nick Cassavetes' "The Other Woman" with Cameron Diaz. Repped by WME and managed by Impression Entertainment, thesp seems to be looking to balance out mainstream U.S. movies with high-profile auteur-driven local pics.
His slate of upcoming projects include Alex Proyas' fantasy adventure "Gods of Egypt" and Susanne Bier's drama "A Second Chance," which marks the actor's first role in a Danish film in 10 years.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Reunites With Johansen For 'The Undertaker' (EXCLUSIVE)
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