Sundvall's thriller to star Maria Bonnevie
by Annika Pham
- Hot on the heels of the success of The Guy in the Grave Next Door, Kjell Sundvall is about to begin filming Hotet starring Maria Bonnevie, last seen in I am Dina
Kjell Sundvall, the director behind Sweden’s best-performing domestic production of 2002, Grabben I graven bredvid (The Guy in the Grave Next Door), is to direct fellow Swede, Maria Bonnevie, the star of I am Dina [+see also:
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Sundvall is considered a past-master in the action and family film genre and has enjoyed almost unbroken success, with almost every film he directed since his 1996 debut with The Hunters, making it into the national Top 10. His most memorable titles include In Bed With Santa (2000), Beck, the Revenge (2001) – both of which sold over 300,00 tickets each while 2002’s The Guy in the Grave Next Door sold over 802,000 tickets in Sweden.
Written by Sundvall and Karin Alvetegen, Ken Lindberg and Stefan Sauk (who also stars in the film), Hotet is scheduled to go into production on 19 March until 15 April on location in Sweden. The film was produced by Christer Abrahamsen and Karl Fredrik Ulfung for Cinema Art/Breidablick Film with SVT, Filmpool Nord, KinoFinlandia, Filmpeople A/S, in association with Universal Picture Nordic and with financial backing from the Swedish Film Institute and the Nordic Film & TV Fund. Hotet will be distributed domestically by Universal Pictures Nordic and Sonet Film in January 2004.
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