Screenwriter Nikolaj Peyk to direct his first feature, Undercover
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- Danish comedian Casper Christensen – currently exceeding 512,000 admissions with his Klown Forever – has written the script for Peyk’s debut
Danish screenwriter Nikolaj Peyk, who has supplied the scripts for a dozen films and television series – including, most recently, Jørgen Lerdam’s Olsen Gang Gets Polished [+see also:
film profile] (2010) – and directed several TV dramas, has started principal photography for his first feature, Undercover, on location in Copenhagen, Slagelse and Svendborg, Denmark. Shooting will continue until 3 May, and Scanbox Entertainment will release the film domestically on 24 November.
Undercover has been written by Danish comedian Casper Christensen, whose Klown Forever [+see also:
film profile] – which he co-wrote and stars in alongside Frank Hvam – has reached 512,000 domestic admissions.
Undercover follows Rikke, allegedly Denmark's worst police officer, who is looking forward to Christmas with roast duck and risalamande. But on Christmas Eve, she is assigned on her first undercover mission: she must follow petty criminal and crown witness Mick to the island of Funen, before an infamous gangster boss and his minions get their hands on him and the €120,000 he has stolen.
TV star Linda P (from Danish broadcaster TV2 Zulu) plays the lead in her first major film role, with Roland Møller also featuring in a cast including Paprika Steen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Casper Crump, Ali Kazim, Mia Lyhne, Sara Al Naser, Carsten Bang and Anne Vester Høyer. Undercover is being produced by Michel Schønnemann and Wadt Thomsen, for Denmark’s Schønne Film.