Mads Mikkelsen is kind of a hot property these days. For starters, the Danish actor is starring in the upcoming TV series Hannibal, in which he plays Dr. Hannibal Lecter (yes, THAT Hannibal Lecter), starring opposite Hugh Dancy as Special Agent Will Graham.
The NBC show explores the relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler who’s haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. Yeah, we all know were that leads. And Hugh Dancy?! I know, right? With his wife Claire Danes starring on Homeland, they’re TV royalty. Look for Hannibal to premiere in January 2013.
Mads Mikkelsen also has several film projects going, as well. Upcoming in 2013 is Our Kind of Traitor, based on a John Le Carre novel, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman with Shia LaBouf, and The Stolen, for which Mikkelsen won a Cannes Film Festival award this year.
And then there’s Move On, an interesting film project about an unusual road trip that begins in the Netherlands and takes a series of unexpected turns through Germany and Eastern Europe.
Mikkelsen plays a flawed hero who ends up traveling through eight different countries throughout Europe. After stepping off a boat in Rotterdam he receives a mysterious silver suitcase. Delivering it from north to south is going to be his last job, but what sounds like a simple transportation ends up becoming a thrilling chase.
He doesn’t know what’s inside the case, but his chasers seem to, and they’re willing to do anything to take it from him. Not knowing whom to trust and whom to fear, he begins a romance with a young woman (Gabriela Marcinkova) he meets along the way, but is she really just the charming pick-up she appears to be, or is she after the case, too?
Move On is directed by Asger Leth and was shot in 30 days. It also involved the participation of film fans from 11 countries in areas such as casting, location and props. Watch the film and leave comments below.