The Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal will participate in the theatrical staging of the Swedish film Tilsammans (“Together”) in Iceland, directed by Gísli Örn Gardarsson. The cast also includes German actor Daniel Brühl, who starred in Good Bye Lenin!.
Tilsammans (2000) by Lukas Moodyson, features the life in a Swedish hippy commune in the 1970s.
“Gael came to see Hamskiptin [The Metamorphosis] in London,” Gardarsson told Fréttabladid. “When I told him that I planned to stage Tilsammans he said it was one of the best ideas he had heard for a long time and asked whether he could take part in it.”
Gardarsson first met Bernal when they, and Icelandic actor Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, acted together in London.
Four Icelandic actors will also participate in the staging of Tilsammans. The group of actors and Gardarsson traveled to the Icelandic countryside yesterday where they plan to stay for a week.
“There I will realize how I want this to go down and who will play each part,” Gardarsson said. The premier is scheduled around New Year’s Eve.