Daniel Brühl, star of European hits Good Bye Lenin! and The Edukators, is starring in upcoming Icelandic production Kóngavegur 7 (English title: King’s Road 7). It’s hoped that Brühl’s growing fame courtesy of his work with Tarantino in Inglourious Basterds as well as Paul Greengrass’ similarly high profile The Bourne Ultimatum will help Kóngavegur 7 reach an international audience.
Kóngavegur 7 is a comedy-drama set in a trailer trash neighbourhood. Lead character Junior returns to Iceland with more problems than Jay-Z, but his return home doesn’t exactly go according to plan.
Kóngavegur 7 is directed by Valdís Óskarsdóttir and follows 2008’s Sveitabrúðkaup (Country Wedding). Óskarsdóttir is better known as an editor and her enviable track record includes a BAFTA Award for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Dogme classics Festen, Mifune and Julien-Donkey Boy.
The ensemble cast from the Vesturport theatre company also includes Ingvar E. Sigurðsson (Jar City), Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir (The Sea) and Gísli Örn Garðarsson (pictured above with Brühl).
A Mystery Island production, the shooting of Kóngavegur 7 is expected to be completed in a fortnight’s time.
More info can be found here.