Under the production of Leonardo DiCaprio, the American version of Otra ronda will soon be released in movie theaters.
It has been over two years since the American remake of Otra ronda, the Danish comedy film directed by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Mads Mikkelsen, which won the Oscar for Best International Film, was announced.
However, it has not been until these days that interesting updates on the state of the project have been provided, which is produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.
A few days ago it was confirmed that the person in charge of directing the remake of Otra ronda will be Chris Rock (Spiral: Saw, Fargo, The Way of the Gun), the famous actor and comedian who will make his directorial debut with this feature film.
Although it is still to be seen what the result of this new version will be, the director of the original film, Thomas Vinterberg, has made his opinion clear about the new project in case it does not turn out well.
If it’s a piece of “shit”, they’ll slap him again,” the filmmaker says emphatically when asked about the remake of Otra ronda (via Soundvenue), alluding to the moment at the Oscar Awards when Chris Rock was slapped in the middle of the ceremony by Will Smith.
What is Otra ronda, the Oscar winner that will have a remake?
With Mads Mikkelsen at the forefront of the cast, Otra ronda is a drama released in 2020 whose plot revolves around four high school teachers who, determined to demonstrate that they can improve in all aspects of their life, agree to carry out a unique experiment.
This sociological experiment consists of each of them maintaining the alcohol level in their body at the same level, during their daily lives. To avoid getting out of hand, they agree that their blood alcohol level should never be above 0.05 and they must not drink after 8:00 p.m.
When they realize that the experiment is a success in their lives as they feel more relaxed both professionally and personally, the group decides to go a little further and increase the limit to 0.10 to see how their bodies and minds react, which quickly leads to a serious alcohol problem for all its members.
The remake of Otra ronda will be released soon in movie theaters. Do you think the new version by Chris Rock and Leonardo DiCaprio will live up to the original movie? Tell us in the comments section.