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Sweden’s Chimney and Film i Väst join US thriller Beyond Deceit


- A Swedish production team is behind the Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino and Malin Åkerman starrer, currently shooting in New Orleans

Sweden’s Chimney and Film i Väst join US thriller Beyond Deceit
Actor Josh Duhamel (© Andrew Evans/PR Photos)

Sweden’s Chimney, which co-produced Swedish director Stig Björkman’s Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words (which will have its world premiere at Cannes), and Swedish regional film centre Film i Väst have joined the US production of Beyond Deceit, the directorial debut by US screenwriter Shintaro Shimosawa, currently shooting in New Orleans.

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According to Sweden’s DN, footage is now reaching the Swedish editorial team comprising Gregers Dohn, Henrik Källberg and Gustav Öström at Chimney’s Stockholm headquarters; sound, light design and visual effects are in the hands of Mattias Eklund, Mats Holmgren and Andreas Hylander, respectively, who have all received a Guldbagge, Sweden’s national film prize, for their work. Post-production will take place in Trollhättan and Gothenburg.

Scripted by Adam Mason and Simon BoyesBeyond Deceit follows an ambitious young lawyer who takes a case against the ruthless executive of a large pharmaceutical company, only to find himself tangled up in blackmail, corruption and murder. Ellen S Wander is producing, with William DeLaney co-producing, for Mike and Marty Productions. 

The international cast includes Josh Duhamel as the lawyer, Al Pacino as his mentor and Anthony Hopkins as the pharmaceutical chief, as well as Swedish-Canadian actress Malin Akerman, Alice Eve, Julia Stiles and Byung-hun Lee. Lionsgate will handle US distribution, and a US release has been scheduled for early 2016.

Chimney has previously co-produced such films as Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo’s White God [+see also:
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