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Matthias Schoenaerts & Thomas Vinterberg Reteam For Submarine Survival Tale ‘Kursk’

Matthias Schoenaerts & Thomas Vinterberg Reteam For Submarine Survival Tale ‘Kursk’

While “Far From The Madding Crowd” didn’t reinvent the period movie, they rarely come as lovingly shot and acted as Thomas Vinterberg‘s picture. In Matthias Schoenaerts, the director got a Gabriel Oak that everyone (who saw the movie, at least) wanted to boyfriend to the hell out of. And the good news is, the duo are going to work together again.

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Deadline reports that the director and actor are reteaming for the submarine survival tale “Kursk.” Based on Robert Moore‘s book, “A Time To Die,” with a script from Robert Rodat (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Thor: The Dark World“), it tells the true story of the titular Russian submarine, which sank in the Barents Sea in 2000, and the fight for survival by the 23 sailors on board. Here’s the book synopsis: 

At 11:28 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2000, high in the Arctic Circle under the roiling surface of the unforgiving Barents Sea, Captain Gennady Lyachin was taking the Kursk, the pride of Russia’s elite Northern Fleet, through the last steps of firing a practice torpedo, part of an elaborate naval exercise. Suddenly, the torpedo exploded in a massive fireball, instantly incinerating all seven men in the submarine’s forward compartment. The horror, however, was just beginning. The full, gripping story of the remarkable drama inside the Kursk and of the desperate rescue efforts has never been told—until now.

Production on “Kursk” will begin this fall, and I’m pretty excited to see what this duo brings the submarine/survival movie genre.

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