Nat Wolff to Star in Andre Øvredal’s MORTAL Produced by NORDISK FILM, AUTOMATIK AND 42 with IM Global Selling at Cannes Film Festival
Nat Wolff (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, DEATH NOTE, KILL TEAM) is set to star in fantasy adventure MORTAL, to be directed by Norwegian filmmaker Andre Øvredal (THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, TROLLHUNTER), it was announced today by producers Nordisk Film’s John Einar Hagen, Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and 42’s Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken.
Nordisk Film and Zefyr Media Fund are financing the project, with production set to begin in the west coast of Norway in June.
IM Global is handling international sales on the feature film at the ongoing Cannes Film Market. Nordisk Film will distribute the film in the Nordic countries. WME is handling US sales.
Written by Øvredal, Norman Lesperance and Geoff Bussetil, the film is a coming of age, origins story of a young man (Wolff) discovering he has God like powers based on ancient Norwegian mythology.
42 and IM Global, who is also handling international sales on MORTAL, produced Andre Øvredal’s latest film THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, which was a worldwide cult festival hit following its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in the US earlier this year with a UK digital release to follow by Lionsgate in June.
Øvredal will executive produce alongside Henrik Zein, Aage Aaberge, Malene Ehlers, Joshua Horsfield and Aron Coleite.
“Nat Wolff is a talented young actor who has demonstrated tremendous range in his roles to date with MORTAL offering him the perfect vehicle to showcase his abilities. Andre is a visionary director who has written a truly immersive, epic tale which takes advantage of Norway’s stunning landscapes and we can’t wait to see him in action on set,” said Nordisk Film’s John Einar Hagen, Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and 42’s Ben Pugh.
Nat Wolff co-starred in 20th Century Fox’s THE FAULT IN OUR STARS opposite Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort which made over $300 million at the worldwide box office. He will next be seen in the comedy HOME AGAIN, produced by Nancy Meyers with Reese Witherspoon and Michael Sheen due to be released in September. His other credits include PAPER TOWNS with Cara Delevingne, THE INTERN co-starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway and Paul Weitz’ GRANDMA.
Wolff is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Definition Entertainment.
About Nordisk Film
Founded in 1906, Nordisk Film is the leading producer and distributor of films in the Nordic countries and is behind Oscar nominated films as LAND OF MINE, A WAR and KON-TIKI and films such as THE KING’S CHOICE and A HIJACKING. Upcoming productions from Nordisk Film include Harald Zwart’s THE 12TH MAN, Pernille Fischer Christensen’s BECOMING ASTRID and the TV series EMBASSY DOWN.
Nordisk Film also operates the largest cinema chains in Denmark and Norway. The company has digital businesses within gift cards, ticketing services, computer games development and eSports and is the distributor of PlayStation in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Nordisk Film is part of Egmont – a leading media group in the Nordics with 6,200 employees and activities in 30 countries.
Automatik is a Los Angeles based film and television production company lead by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger, and partnered with Grandview Management. Since it’s inception in 2010, Kavanaugh-Jones has produced over 40 films including Jeff Nichols’ films from TAKE SHELTER to MIDNIGHT SPECIAL and LOVING, the INSIDIOUS Chapters, the SINISTER series, and THE SIGNAL. Berger recently produced Damien Chazelle's award-winning LA LA LAND, for which he received an Academy Award nomination, as well Andre Øvredal’s cult thriller THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE.
Since Kavanaugh-Jones and Berger partnered in 2016, they are off to a prolific start, currently in post-production on Lennart Ruff’s THE TITAN, Hany Abu-Assad’s THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, Leigh Whannel’s STEM, Shana Feste’s BOUNDARIES, and Nia DaCosta’s LITTLE WOODS. The duo are in production on Reed Morano’s I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW, Sebastian Gutierrez’s ELIZABETH HARVEST, Andre Ovredal’s MORTAL and Max Minghella’s TEEN SPIRIT.
42 is a management and production company, formed by four partners: producers Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh; and managers Josh Varney and Kate Buckley.
Current and upcoming releases include André Øvredal’s THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE starring Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox, which world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival followed by a US release through IFC Films and a digital release in the UK via Lionsgate in June; Eran Creevy’s actioner COLLIDE, starring Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ben Kingsley and war drama SAND CASTLE, directed by Fernando Coimbra, starring Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill which is currently available on Netflix.
Projects in post-production include THE TITAN starring Sam Worthington and Taylor Schilling, IN DARKNESS, directed by Anthony Byrne and starring Natalie Dormer and Ed Skrein and Shanghai-set action adventure S.M.A.R.T. CHASE starring Orlando Bloom.
Upcoming films in pre-production include Øvredal’s next project MORTAL, a fantasy adventure based on ancient Norwegian mythology.
Previous film credits include THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR, directed by Johannes Roberts and financed by 20th Century Fox; London-based crime thriller WELCOME TO THE PUNCH, exec produced by Ridley Scott; and the BAFTA-nominated feature film SHIFTY.