The life story of Danish folk and pop singer, John Mogensen, is set to be turned into a music bio pic with Ole Bornedal set to direct, Nordisk Film & TV Fund reports.

Titled As Long as I Live, the film focuses on the Danish songwriter/pianists ups and downs through his life as a touring musician, husband and father. It follows them through his childhood, his time with the group ‘Four Jacks’ and his successful solo career until his heart attack in 1977 caused by excessive consumption of alcohol. Rasmus Bjerg plays John Mogensen and supporting actors include Helle Fagralid, Peter Mygind and David Dencik.

This is the third collaboration of Bornedal with Miso’s co-founders and producers Jonas Allen and Peter Bose, after the TV drama 1864 and the dark comedy Small Town Killers, currently number two at the Danish top ten film chart with nearly 200,000 admissions.

Filming starts on the 20th of March.

Look out for our interview with Ole Bornedal in the next issue of Cinema Scandinavia.

 

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.