Chris Rock has been tapped to direct the remake of Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen's movie "Another Round" (Druk in Danish) the Danish black comedy that earned the Oscar for Best International Feature Film as well as the BAFTA.
The pic is an Appian Way and Makeready production for the Fifth Season. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing for Appian Way, and Brad Weston and Collin Creighton are producing for Makeready.
Thomas Vinterberg, who directed and co-wrote the original version, is set to executive produce the remake along with Sisse Graum Jorgensen and Kasper Dissing. Appian Way’s Michael Hampton will oversee the project.
"Another Round" starred Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, and Lars Ranthe playing four high school teachers who experiment to maintain a constant level of inebriation throughout their workday. Restless and bored, they act on a theory that a certain alcohol level boosts creativity and happiness.
Stuart Bloomberg wrote a draft and they will now bring in a new writer to work with Rock.
Rock, a four-time Emmy winner and three-time Grammy winner, stamped himself as a director with "Top Five", which he also wrote and which became the biggest deal at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival where Paramount Pictures bought world rights.
He also directed "Head of State" and "I Think I Love My Wife". Rock has made directing a priority and adds this to a Universal-based adaptation of "King: A Life", the Jonathan Eig book about Martin Luther King Jr., along with an untitled script Rock is writing that has Peter Rice producing.