Schoenaerts To Lead Vinterberg’s “Kursk”

Matthias Schoenaerts (“Far from the Madding Crowd,” “The Danish Girl”) has been set to star in Thomas Vinterberg’s fact-based survival drama “Kursk” at EuropaCorp. Filming kicks off this Fall.

“Saving Private Ryan” scribe Robert Rodat penned this adaptation of the Robert Moore book “A Time To Die” which centers on the titular nuclear-powered Russian submarine which sank during a training exercise in the Barents Sea in 2000.

Twenty-three sailors survive the crash and desperately waited for help to arrive as their oxygen was running out. The Russian government refused help from foreign governments for five days before agreeing to aid from the British and Norwegian governments.

Source: Deadline