While we’ll keeping asking, “Where’s ‘Serena‘ starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence?” until our throats are dry, director Susanne Bier keeps powering on to new movies. Last year, she dropped the romance “Love Is All You Need,” and now she’s already at work on her next film.
Production has started on “A Second Chance,” led by “Game of Thrones” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and the first image from the movie has landed. The script comes from Bier’s longtime collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen (“Open Hearts,” “After The Wedding,” “In A Better World,” “Love Is All You Need“), and it sounds like a return to the gritty dramas that first brought her to the attention of the international scene. The official synopsis is below:
Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that changes when the two of them are called out to a domestic dispute between a junkie couple, caught in a vicious cycle of violence and drugs. It all looks very routine – until Andreas finds the couple’s infant son, crying in a closet. The usually collected policeman finds himself confronted with his own powerlessness and is shaken to his core. As Andreas slowly loses his grip on justice, it suddenly becomes up to the unruly Simon to restore the balance between right and wrong. “A Second Chance” is a shocking, moving and thrilling drama about real people forced into incredible circumstances.
No word yet on release dates or anything like that, but perhaps it’ll be done in time for the fall festival circuit?