Mads Mikkelsen to star in "Our Kind of Traitor" spy film?

Mads Mikkelsen to star in

PanARMENIAN.Net - Since winning the Best Actor award at this year's Cannes Film Festival for Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt," Mads Mikkelsen has been inundated with offers for new projects, TheWrap said.

Mikkelson, who also stars in Denmark's entry for the foreign Oscars, "A Royal Affair," has yet to decide what he will do next, according to his representatives. But one of his choices, they say, is "Our Kind of Traitor," the film adaptation of the John le Carre spy novel.

“Our Kind of Traitor, is being put together by a consortium of British producers, including Film4, Potboiler Productions and The Ink Factory.

It will be directed by Justin Kurzel from a screenplay by Hossein Amini. It tells the story of a young English couple who bond with a millionaire Russian businessman after a chance encounter on vacation.

What they don’t know is that the enigmatic Russian is a money launderer seeking to defect to British intelligence before his rivals have a chance to murder him. He has chosen the couple as his lifeline.

The couple’s recruitment by the secret service is followed by a deadly chase, which takes them from the souks of Marrakesh to London, to the French Open Tennis Final in Paris and to a thrilling climax in the Swiss Alps.

Ralph Fiennes name has also come up with the project, as has Jessica Chastain’s, although a rep for the actress says she has yet to receive an offer.

Mikkelsen has lately been busy in Canada filming his role as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, which U.S. writer-producer Bryan Fuller has reinvented for a 13-episode NBC-Gaumont television series, “Hannibal.”

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