Icelandic producers Ingvar Thórdarson and Júlíus Kemp will participate in the production of a new movie by Finnish/American filmmaker Renny Harlin, Mannerheim, about former Finnish President Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.
Mannerheim was also the Commander-in-Chief of Finland’s Defense Forces and is a national hero in his home country, Morgunbladid reports.
According to Thórdarson, the total cost of production is approximately EUR 11 million (USD 14 million). “We will then have all rights in Iceland and receive a certain percentage of the film’s global profits.”
Icelanders will also be involved in the making the film; actor Helgi Björnsson will have a role in it. The premiere is scheduled for next year.