Magazine article Screen International

Thomsen Tackles Danish Football Biopic

Magazine article Screen International

Thomsen Tackles Danish Football Biopic

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EXCLUSIVE: Kaspar Barfoed will direct the story of the underdog Danish football team that became Euro 1992 champions.

Ulrich Thomsen is set to star as Danish national football team coach Richard Moller Nielsen in Summer of '92.

Kris Thykier's London-based PeaPie Films and Meta Louise Foldager's Copenhagen-based Meta Film are producing.

HanWay handles international sales excluding Scandinavia.

Kasper Barfoed will direct the story based on a script he wrote alongside Anders Frithiof August. The film tells the story of the underdog Danish national football team thatbecame the surprise Euro 1992 champions.

"I am extremely pleased that we have Ulrich Thomsen in the role of Richard Møller Nielsen," said Barfoed. "Ulrich is one of the best actors we've ever had in Denmark and this role will show sides of him we have not seen before. …

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