British actor Rafe Spall (The Big Short, The BFG, upcoming Jurassic World sequel) is set to star in bittersweet comedy “Denmark", which has been acquired by worldwide sales company WestEnd Films.
Directed by Adrian Shergold (Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman, Mad Dogs) and produced by Daybreak Pictures’ David Aukin (Hyde Park On Hudson, Endgame, Churchill’s Secret) and BAFTA Cymru winner Ed Talfan (Hinterland, The Passing), Denmark is the story of one man’s pursuit of a dream no more ridiculous than the times we live in.
Spall stars as Herb, a down on his luck Welshman, a man staring down the barrel of a post-Brexit UK. Without a job or access to hot running water, Herb makes a decision to change his life for the better. With nothing to lose, and everything to gain, he travels across Europe with one crazy goal - to get himself arrested and sent to a place where the beds are warm and the water is hot - a Danish prison! But will this gentle soul make it to Denmark? And will he have what it takes to get himself arrested?
Denmark is written by Jeff Murphy and backed by Ffilm Cymru Wales (I Am Not a Witch, Dark Horse). Joe Oppenheimer will executive produce for BBC Films, who also developed the project. WestEnd will introduce the film to buyers at the Cannes Film Market this week, ahead of scheduled principal photography this summer.
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