Magazine article Screen International

Leth, Mikkelsen Go on Road Trip with DT's Move On

Magazine article Screen International

Leth, Mikkelsen Go on Road Trip with DT's Move On

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EXCLUSIVE: Asger Leth (Man on a Ledge) will direct a new film project, Move On, backed by Deutsche Telekom (DT) and encouraging audience participation in the filmmaking process.

Mads Mikkelsen, here in Cannes with The Hunt, is confirmed to star in the road movie, which is written by acclaimed UK screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh (Control).

The project will shoot in eight different European countries during a hectic 30-day shoot and will involve the participation of audiences and film fans from 11 countries (Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, the Netherlands and Slovakia).

Audiences can get involved in specific areas of the collaborative production, from casting through to choosing locations or props.

The film will be launched in September, for quite a speedy finish after a summer shoot.

"I thought the project was fascinating. I jumped in with a fresh mind," Leth told Screen of the project, which is financed entirely by DT. "Their [DT's] attitude was really refreshing. They said, 'We're not going to sit on you to tell you what you can and can't do.' There's no pressure to show the product."

Most of the storyline is under wraps for now, but Leth says "It's about a man on a mysterious journey."

He continues: "We want to create an iconic character and have fun with it." The story starts with Mikkelsen's character, a flawed hero, stepping off a boat in Rotterdam before going across Europe to deliver a mysterious silver suitcase. …

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