Deadline is exclusively reporting that Mads Mikkelsen has been cast as the lead for Armory Films survival thriller Arctic.
The film, co-written by Penna and Ryan Morrison, focuses on a man stranded in the Arctic, who is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation.
XYZ Films are currently set to sell the film at the upcoming Cannes festival. Armory Films Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros are serving as producers on the project alongside Noah C. Haeussner under the Union Entertainment Group banner. The film is currently in production and will see Mads Mikkelsen reunite with Hannibal executive producer Martha De Laurentiis, who is serving as executive producer on this film alongside Einar Thorsteinsson and Cassian Elwes. Joe Penna is attached to direct.