Here's a slight brain tickler. Wasn't Susanne Bier's next picture supposed to be "Hævnen (The Revenge)" rumored to play at Cannes and now the Venice Film Festival?
The Danish director behind "Things We Lost In The Fire" (an underrated drama starring Benicio Del Toro and Halle Berry, featuring her best work since "Monster's Ball"), "After The Wedding" (with Mads Mikkelsen) and "Brødre" (which Jim Sheridan Americanized last year with Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal),
Titled "In a Better World,"
The synopsis is thus:
IN A BETTER WORLD revolves around the lives of two Danish families who cross each other, and an extraordinary, but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait. Soon, friendship transforms into a dangerous alliance and a breathtaking pursuit in which life is at stake.The script is by Anders Thomas Jensen who wrote most of Bier's films, including "Brothers" and her 2002 dogme film, "Open Hearts," which -- no joke -- Zach Braff has been trying to adapt for American audiences.
While it may appear that Bier has left Hollywood after one attempt (obviously having shot two Danish-language films in a row), that's actually not the case. Last year she signed on to helm a romantic comedy called "Which Brings Me To You." Sounds like she's vacillating between two worlds as she's also set to direct a four part mini-series biopic about the life of legendary film director Ingmar Bergman. When we get more casting info on "In A Better World," we'll let you know.