If you're not following Mads Mikkelsen career as of late, well then, you're doing something wrong. He currently stars as Hannibal Lecter in NBCs stunning "Hannibal," can do period pieces a la "A Royal Affair" and is perhaps one of the best Bond villains of all time. Now, thanks to The Playlist, we have a clip of more Mikkelsen badassery from his upcoming film "Age Of Uprising: The Legend Of Michael Kohlhaas."
Based on the novel "Michael Kohlhaas," by Heinrich von Kleist, "Age Of Uprising: The Legend Of Michael Kohlhaas" stars Mikkelsen as a sixteenth century man who resorts to crime when justice isn't served. In the trailer we see a silent Mikkelsen, staring intently at the man accusing him of having a wicked heart. He's also wielding a sword; a sword he will no doubt use eventually.
"Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas," which is directed by Arnaud des Pallières, was nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes last year and has since received four Cesar nominations. This year, Mikkelsen's Danish western "The Salvation" appeared at the festival.
Before it shows in New York on May 30, check out the clip below.