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Will DiCaprio Binge Out In This Danish Liquor Flick, ‘Another Round” Remake?

Over the years, Hollywood has produced its share of “liquor flicks” – films like The Long Weekend (1945) or Days of Wine and Roses (1962) that portray, frame by frame and drip by drip, the agonies of alcoholism.

Last fall, the Danes took a shot at this intoxicating genre by lifting their glasses to Druk,  (literally “binge-drinking”), an acclaimed pukefest that won an Oscar for Best International Feature film and a nomination for director Thomas Vinterberg. 

This week,  Variety and the Hollywood Reporter revealed that Leonard DiCaprio is reputedly lubricating the wheels to star in an English-language remake, tentatively titled Another Round. The speculation was fueled by the fact that DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way, won the bidding war for the rights. Endeavor Content and Makeready are reportedly raising funding for the film.

According to the trade journals, Vinterberg will be executive producer for Another Round but will not contribute his directorial or writing talents. He had cowritten the Danish script for Druk with Tobias Lindholm.

Druk was a male midlife-crisis  dramedy that chronicled the adventures of four dipsomaniacal teachers trying to convince themselves that maintaining a steady blood-alcohol content of 0.05 (just below the DUI threshold in many jurisdictions) would help them release their inner creativity and innate machismo. 

When their initial experiments prove satisfying, they double their goal  to 0.10 and then go all-out blotto binging. Though one of their number dies in the process, and another loses his wife to infidelity they end their binging but ultimately return to their imbibing in the final, climactic scene.

A  Sunday’s Oscar ceremonies, Vinterberg sad that Druk was meant  to be a tribute to his 19-year-old daughter who was killed in a car crash shortly after filming began. “We wanted to make a film that celebrates life,” he declared. “We ended up making this movie for her; it’s her monument.”

Edward Moran
Edward Moranhttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Edward Moran began his journalistic career many decades ago as a theater and cinema reviewer for Show Business and the New York Theater Review. More recently he contributed film reviews to hosokinema.com and Movie Sleuth. His writings have appeared in publications as diverse as the Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, the Paris Review, and the Massachusetts Review. Moran also edited a memoir by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Christine Choy. He served as literary advisor to her film Hyam Plutzik: American Poet, which was the keynote film in the American Perspectives series at the 2007 Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin.


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