Mila Kunis and Bryan Cranston to star in US remake of Jo Nesbø’s JACKPOT


Mila Kunis and Bryan Cranston are attached to star in Jackpot, the US remake of a Norwegian film scripted by Jo Nesbø, as Deadline reports.

The original film is a remake of a 2011 Norwegian comedy directed by Magnus Martens and based on a Jo Nesbø story about a man who wakes up in a strip club bar clutching a shotgun surrounded by dead men and police guns aimed at him. When it came to the cinema it provoked a stir to the point that VG refused to rate it. The film starred Henrik Mestad, Kyrre Hellum and Mads Ousdal.

Jennifer Garner is also in talks to join the ensemble, and the US script is being written by Dave Callaham.

Watch the Norwegian trailer here:




Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.