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Production Begins on ‘KURSK’ Starring Colin Firth

May 9, 2017

Livia Firth; Colin Firth,

Production has officially begun on the upcoming thriller KURSK from director Thomas Vinterberg from a script by Robert Rodat and based on the book “A Time to Die: The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy” by acclaimed journalist Robert Moore. Luc Besson and Ariel Zeitoun produce. Filming will take place in multiple locations throughout Europe, including Belgium, Norway and France.

Kursk is inspired by the unforgettable true story of the K-141 KURSK, a Russian flagship nuclear-powered submarine that sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea in August 2000. As 23 sailors fought for survival aboard the disabled sub, their families desperately battled bureaucratic obstacles and impossible odds to find answers and save them.

Starring an internationally acclaimed cast led by Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, Max Von Sydow, Michael Nyqvist and many others.

Vinterberg’s behind-the-scenes crew includes director of photography Anthony Dod Mantle, production designer Thierry Flamand, editor Valdis Oskardottir, costume designer Catherine Marchand and Alexandre Desplat as composer.

Advising and consulting the filmmakers are subject matter experts including journalist Robert Moore, author of the novel which the film is based, along with David Russell (Commodore, British Royal Navy) and noted submarine expert Ramsey Martin.

Kursk is produced by Via Set, Belga Productions in association with EuropaCorp, which is handling international sales for the film. STXFilms will distribute in the US for EuropaCorp Films USA.

 

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