Magazine article Screen International

WestEnd Boards Baltasar Kormakur-Produced 'Mules'

Magazine article Screen International

WestEnd Boards Baltasar Kormakur-Produced 'Mules'

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WestEnd Films has acquired worldwide rights to drugs thriller Mules, produced by Everest and Contraband director Baltasar Kormakur [pictured].

Commercials director Börkur Sigthorsson, who collaborated with Kormakur and Johansen on hit Icelandic TV series Trapped, will take the reins on the Icelandic, Danish and Swedish co-production, which is due to shoot in all three countries in the spring.

In Mules, two antagonistic brothers decide to smuggle drugs into their native Iceland using a young Polish girl as their mule. When everything goes offthe rails, the brothers' fate spirals out of control in a life-or-death race against time.

Kormakur will produce the Icelandic-language thriller with fellow RVK Studios producer Agnes Johansen (Virgin Mountains).

Co-producers are Anni Faurbye Fernandez (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Headhunters) and Stinna Lassen (The Team) for Good Company Films in Denmark and Mimmi Spång (Call Girl) and Rebecka Lefrenz (Call Girl) for Garage Film in Sweden. …

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