Magazine article Screen International

'Ove' Director to Shoot Ted Gärdestad Story

Magazine article Screen International

'Ove' Director to Shoot Ted Gärdestad Story

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Hannes Holm, the director of huge box-office hit and Sweden's Oscar submission A Man Called Ove, will next tell the story of Swedish pop star Ted Gärdestad.

His next film, Ted-Show Me Love is produced by Cecilia Forsberg-Becker and Lena Rehnberg for Stockholm-based Stella Nova Film. Peter Birro (Waltz for Monica) writes the script.

Adam Pålsson (Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves) will play the singer/songwriter; he reunites with Holm after also appearing in his 2010's Behind Blue Skies. The role of his brother and songwriting partner Kenneth is still being cast.

"He started a music career and Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus produced him before they started ABBA," the director explains of the musical wunderkind who could play multiple instruments. He became a huge star in the 1970s and suffered from schizophrenia later in life, committing suicide in 1997 at the age of 41.

"It's a story about his life and its about two brothers. …

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