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Sure, Another round just won the award for best international feature film at the 93rd Academy Awards yesterday, but Leonardo DiCaprio is already at the bar, ordering another. According to Deadline, DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson’s production company Appian Way won the English remake rights to director Thomas Vinterberg’s comedy-drama. The film stars Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe and Magnus Millang as four teachers who decide to tackle their existential crisis the old-fashioned way: by drinking alcohol all day, every day, with extremely mixed results.
By deadline, when many interested parties had tried to order Another round before, “the difference factor here at Vinterberg was the chance to see DiCaprio in a new role, the vulnerable middle-aged man in existential crisis played by Mads Mikkelsen.” Considering how many projects Appian Way has developed over the years, we weren’t going to be hoping for Leo to star in this one, until we took a look at his recent roster of roles: Movie Star? Astronomer? Member of a massive oil-related assassination plan? At this point, “the regular middle-aged guy” feels like the most surprising career turning point in DiCaprio’s career. We’ll also gladly accept another turn from Mads Mikkelsen in the role, and we’re sorry in advance for any white claw her character is going to have to drink. This is America, after all.