Chris Rock Set to Direct 'Another Round' Adaptation With Leonardo DiCaprio Producing (UPDATE)

The movie is based on the Danish film of the same name, starring Mads Mikkelsen.

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UPDATED 2/9, 4 p.m. ET: Thomas Vinterberg, who directed the original Danish movie Another Round, was asked by SoundVenue what he thinks of Chris Rock doing an American remake.

“The choice of Chris Rock is exciting,” Vinterberg said. “It's exciting what he comes up with. I am full of good expectations.”

But his enthusiasm came with a warning: “If it’s shit, he’ll get slapped again.”

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Chris Rock is back in the director’s chair.

Deadline reports that the comedian and actor is set to helm the film Another Round, which is based on Thomas Vinterberg’s 2020 black comedy-drama of the same name.

In addition to Rock serving as director, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will produce for Appian Way, and Brad Weston and Collin Creighton will produce for Makeready. A new writer is slated to work alongside Rock.

Rock’s latest directorial endeavor follows news from October that he would direct and Steven Spielberg would executive produce a biopic about Martin Luther King Jr., adapted from Jonathan Eig’s biography, King: A Life. According to the outlet, Rock is also working on an untitled script.

Rock appears to be re-cementing his place as a director. He previously oversaw the 2014 film Top Five, 2007’s I Think I Love My Wife, and 2003’s Head of State.

Vinterberg’s Another Round is a Danish film that follows four high school teachers—played by Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, and Lars Ranthe—who run an experiment to see how drinking a certain amount of alcohol during the day affects their professional and social lives. The film won the Oscar for Best International Feature Film and the BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language.

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