Magazine article Screen International

Shia LaBeouf-Starrer 'Borg/McEnroe' Begins Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

Shia LaBeouf-Starrer 'Borg/McEnroe' Begins Shoot

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Principal photography has begun on Borg/McEnroe, which will centre on the famous rivalry between US tennis champ Jon McEnroe and Sweden's Bjorn Borg, which came to a head at Wimbledon 1980.

Shia LaBeouf will play McEnroe while rising Swedish talent Sverrir Gudnason plays Borg in the film directed by Janus Metz - director of Cannes-winning documentary Armadillo and episodes of the acclaimed HBO drama True Detective.

The part of Borg's coach Lennart Bergelin will be played by Stellan Skarsgård (The Avengers, Mamma Mia), making his first Swedish production in more than a decade, while Björn's fiancée Mariana Simionescu is to be played by Swedish actress Tuva Novotny (A War, Eat Pray Love).

The part of US tennis playboy Vitas Gerulaitis will be played by Robert Emms (Mirror Mirror, War Horse) while McEnroe's father will be portayed by Ian Blackman (The Bourne Legacy, Hail Caesar!, House of Cards).

Shooting will take place in Gothenburg, Prague, London and Monaco.

The screenplay has been written by Ronnie Sandahl (Underdog). Producers are Jon Nohrstedt (Bamse and the City of Thieves) and Fredrik Wikström Nicastro (Easy Money). …

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