‘Klovn’ all set for an American remake – The Post

‘Klovn’ all set for an American remake

British comedian Sascha Baron Cohen’s production company has just acquired the rights to make the film in English

The pair can probably afford to get those sheets gold-plated now (photo: Klovn Forever)
June 9th, 2016 8:25 am| by Shifa Rahaman

The stars of one of Denmark’s most iconic franchises, Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam, have a big reason to smile.

Four by Two Films, the production house of comedian actor Sascha Baron Cohen, the creator of Ali G and Borat, has just acquired the rights to make a US version of ‘Klovn – The Movie’.

According to BT, the rights to the film were first bought by Warner Bros in 2012, when it was also announced that Danny McBride, the star of films such as ‘Tropic Thunder’ and comedy series ‘Eastbound & Down’, would play one of the two main roles.

Seminal luck
Christiansen, for one, could not be happier.

“It’s only been a week since the agreement was finalised, so it’s all new to Frank and me. However, it’s been a very intense process, and it’s super that Sascha is now on board,” he told BT.

According to reports, what got Cohen really interested in the film was the infamous ‘pearl necklace’ scene, in which Frank mistakes his girlfriend’s mother for his girlfriend.

“He [Cohen] laughed so much, that he just had to make the call,” Hvam previously told BT at the premiere of ‘Klovn Forever’.