Another Round, the Danish comedy-drama about a group of teachers who attempt to survive a term under the influence of alcohol, is set for an English-language remake.
Leonardo DiCaprio will take the lead role, played in the original by Mads Mikkelsen. Another Round won the best international feature Oscar on Sunday night, having triumphed in the same category at the Baftas two weeks before.
A director or screenwriter for the remake has not yet been confirmed; Vinterberg has said he would not be involved, despite having shot English-language films before, including a Far From the Madding Crowd remake starring Carey Mulligan.
“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,” said Vinterberg. “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.”
Recent remakes of award-winning foreign-language films include French buddy movie Intouchables, which became The Upside, and Argentinian thriller The Secret in Their Eyes.
A long-gestating remake of German father-daughter comedy Toni Erdmann, originally tipped to lure Jack Nicholson out of retirement, has not yet come to fruition.