Claes Bang, Sophie Cookson, Emily Beecham Star in Stockholm Bloodbath

Claes Bang, Sophie Cookson, Emily Beecham Star in Stockholm Bloodbath

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Viaplay has assembled a top international cast for ‘Stockholm Bloodbath’, Mikael Håfström’s epic adventure film led by a woman. The ambitious film marks Viaplay’s second English-language original film, following Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallström’s biopic ‘Hilma’.

Stockholm Bloodbath stars Sophie Cookson (“Kingsman: The Golden Circle”), Claes Bang (“Dracula,””The Square”), Emily Beecham (“Cruella”), Alba August (“Becoming Astrid”), Adam Pålsson (“ Young Wallander”), Matias Varela (“Assassin’s Creed”), Ulrich Thomsen (“The Blacklist”), Jakob Oftebro (“Kon-Tiki”).

Set in 1520, “Stockholm Bloodbath” explores a dark chapter in Swedish history, which saw the infamous massacre of nearly 100 nobles and commoners in the Swedish capital.

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The film follows Anne (Sophie Cookson) and her foster sister Freja (Alba August) as they seek revenge against the men who killed their family at Anne’s wedding. Their search leads them to Stockholm, where they are drawn into a brutal political battle between Sweden and Denmark that culminates in a mass execution, presided over by King Christian II of Denmark (Claes Bang), known as the Stockholm Massacre.

“I’ve never read anything like it; a richly intertwined historical drama with wonderfully dark humor at its core,” says Cookson.

Bang, meanwhile, said the film is a “very dark chapter in the mutual history of Denmark and Sweden, and as far as I know, no film version has ever been attempted.”

“Everything about this project appealed to me, from Erlend Loe’s script to the people involved, so it really was a no-brainer – even if being a Christian means I’m one of the most hated characters in Scandinavian history. portray history and get myself into a world. of trouble,” Bang added.

Håfström, whose credits include the Oscar-nominated “Evil,” the Stephen King adaptation “1408” starring John Cusack, “Escape Plan” starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the award-winning film “Quick.

The film is produced by Helena Danielsson (‘Hilma’) at Viaplay Studios, and executive produced by Tomas Axelsson and Oskar Arulf at Viaplay Group. Nordisk Film are co-producers. Sales are handled by Viaplay Content Distribution.

More first stills from “Bloodbath Stockholm:”

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