The English-language version of Another Round, which comedian Chris Rock has agreed to helm, has left admirers of the Danish classic wondering once more why this is even happening. Moviegoers swarmed to Twitter yesterday night (January 29) to declare that “no one wants” a remake of Thomas Vinterberg’s Oscar-winning 2020 film after Deadline revealed Rock’s participation. One person tweeted, “American producers need to learn to keep their hands to themselves,” while another said bluntly, “Keep it.”
Another Round, featuring Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, Lars Ranthe, and Mads Mikkelsen, follows four teachers as they attempt to stay intoxicated all week long because they have discovered a hypothesis that suggests it enhances creativity and achievement. an adaptation of a play that Vinterberg created while employed at the Burgtheater in Vienna, it won the 93rd Academy Award for Best International Film.
Ever since the announcement of a reboot that Brad Weston and Collin Creighton are slated to create Jennifer Davisson and Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2021 announcement, many have vehemently maintained that the film’s strong Danish drinking culture tie will make it difficult to tell through an American prism. Some have suggested that English-speaking viewers should watch the currently available subtitled version of the movie if they’re interested in seeing the narrative of Another Round.