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Leonardo DiCaprio Orders an American Remake of Another Round

Appian Way have won the remake rights to the Oscar-winning tale of debauchery and dancing, with DiCaprio potentially poised to star

Feel that hangover easing in? Following its Oscar triumph on Sunday, where it won the Academy Award for Best International Feature, Thomas Vinterberg's boozy drama Another Round – or Druk as it's known in Denmark – has been snapped up by Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian Way for the inevitable English-language remake. The original film stars Mads Mikkelsen, who, along with three friends, agrees to be part of a social experiment that suggests being slightly drunk all the time increases productivity and happiness, before landing on arguably the best final scene in any film ever made.

Of course, there is absolutely no need to remake Another Round, which already features Mikkelsen, a very well-known actor with global recognition. Did we learn nothing from Downhill? The only intriguing prospect here, perhaps, comes with the news that DiCaprio himself is eyeing up the lead role of a down-on-his-luck teacher who resorts to excessive boozing, which would result in his playing a very normal guy, with a house, and a wife, and some kids, instead of a historical figure, or a cop, or a man with a particular knack for invading people's dreams. But can he dance?

Another Round is released in UK cinemas on 2 July.

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