Mikkel Nørgaard is back at the helm directing Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen in a follow-up to 2010's "Klown," a toe-curling comedy with the two stand-up comedians playing fictionalised versions of themselves in a satire on relationships, sex and celebrity cult. The film became the best selling film in more than a decade and was warmly received at the Austin Fantastic Fest where it was picked up for US distribution by Drafthouse Films.
"The reason it took four years to announce a sequel is that we needed an idea so strong that the resulting film would surpass the first. With the script we've made now, there's a good chance that this is it," say Hvam and Christensen.
"Klown Forever," currently shooting in Los Angeles, is produced by Jesper Zartov for Hvam and Christensen's own company Netmeg Movies. Reappearing from "Klown" is Mia Lyhne, while more details about the cast and the plot are yet to be announced.
Director Mikkel Nørgaard made his feature film debut with "Klown" and has since signed the Zentropa thrillers "The Keeper of Lost Causes" (2013) and "The Absent One" (2014), to have become the two most popular Danish films in 2013-2014.
The "Klown" concept is based on a popular sitcom by Hvam-Christensen-Nørgaard which aired on Danish television 2005-2009. The series has been sold for remakes in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Finland. Warner Brothers has prolonged its contract for a US remake of "Klown," with Danny McBride announced for the lead.
"Klown Forever" is supported by the Danish Film Institute. domestic release is set for September 2015.