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Erik Poppe preparing The Emigrants - Production / Funding - Sweden/Denmark/Norway

Erik Poppe preparing The Emigrants - Production / Funding - Sweden/Denmark/Norway

The epic drama, based on Sweden’s beloved classic novel written by Vilhelm Moberg, is slated to begin principal photography in September. Norway’s Erik Poppe, one of the most experienced and compelling Scandinavian directors, best known for films such as Hawaii, Oslo (2004), A Thousand Times Good Night (2013), The King’s Choice (2016) and his most recent (and shocking) title, U – July 22 (2018), hopes to shoot his next endeavour in West Sweden in September. The veteran helmer’s new effort, an epic drama entitled The Emigrants, is based on the classic 1949 novel of the same name, written by Vilhelm Moberg, and is being adapted for the big screen by Siv Rajendram Eliassen and Anne Bache-Wiig. Speaking about the plot, producer Fredrik Wikström Nicastro explained: “The story that Vilhelm Moberg told over 70 years ago is a timeless classic and is more relevant today than when it was first written....

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