Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Protagonist Takes Sequel to Hit Danish Comedy 'Klown'

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Protagonist Takes Sequel to Hit Danish Comedy 'Klown'

Article excerpt

Protagonist Pictures has taken on worldwide sales rights outside Nordic territories to Klown Forever, the sequel to the 2010 smash hit Danish comedy Klown.

Protagonist has also taken over worldwide distribution of the first film and will be talking up both at next week's Cannes Marche.

Based on a Danish TV series that ran from 2005 to 2008, the Klown films centre on the irreverent antics of two thirtysomething best friends and comedy partners Frank, played by Frank Hvam, and Casper, played by Casper Christensen.

Hvam and Christensen also wrote both features, while one of Denmark's biggest film-makers Mikkel Norgard (The Keeper Of Lost Causes) returns to direct the sequel and Jesper Zartov produces.

In Klown Forever, Frank and Casper's friendship is tested when Casper decides to move to Los Angeles and pursue a solo career there. Determined to win back his friend, Frank follows him to California for a holiday of spectacular misadventures. …

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