Oscar-winner Thomas Vinterberg defends the idea of Leonardo DiCaprio starring in a remake of his film, Another Round.

Over the weekend, the superb Another Round – from director Thomas Vinterberg and starring Mads Mikkelsen – took home Oscar gold for Best Film Not In The English Language. What a film it is too, one that’s finally getting its UK cinema release this summer (after the film’s local distributor held out for a big screen release for it).

News of its win has come with word too that Hollywood is circling a remake of the movie already. That Leonardo DiCaprio’s company has picked up the rights to remake the film, with the actor himself set to take on the role played by Mikkelsen.

One person jumping to the defence of the news though? That’d be Vinterberg himself. Whilst acknowledging he doesn’t think it’s the kind of project that Mikkelsen himself would do if it was the other way around, he said to IndieWire that “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 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”.

Don’t expect news in a hurry on the project, though, with this one very much in its early stages. In the meantime, Another Round gets its UK release on July 2nd.

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