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Pål Øie to direct English-language film

The Norwegian director Pål Øie, who is known in Norwegian for his horror films Villmark and Villmark Asylum, will direct his first English-language film.

Titled Underground, the action revolves around two detectives who are investigating a wave of missing person cases in New York. Their search leads them deep into the city’s underground, where they discover a secret that should never see the light of day.

Øie’s last film, Villmark Asylum, was nominated for three Amanda Awards last year.

Underground will star Ben Kingsley, Peter Franzen and Carly Chaikin.

The film will be at the Cannes Market with EuropaCorp behind it.

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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.