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Cannes Market: Michael Nyqvist of the 'Millenium Trilogy' Stars in Dramedy 'My So-Called Father'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 13, 2013 at 2:37PM

Actor Michael Nyqvist, who played journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" films, has been cast in the dramedy "My So-Called Father." The Swedish production is written and directed by Ulf Malmros, and co-stars Vera Vitali.
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Michael Nyqvist
Michael Nyqvist

Actor Michael Nyqvist, who played journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" films, has been cast in the dramedy "My So-Called Father." The Swedish production is written and directed by Ulf Malmros, and co-stars Vera Vitali.

Here's an official synopsis:

Self-involved and arrogant Martin (Nyqvist) suffers a stroke and no longer remembers who he is. His estranged daughter Malin (Vitali) seizes the opportunity and decides to create the father she always longed for. But when Martin’s memory starts to return, a conflict arises between his new idyllic but made-up life and his old one that is filled with betrayal.

Location shooting in Sweden recently began on the film, which is scheduled to be released in Scandanavia by Disney/Buena Vista in 2014. Exclusive clips will be screened at the Cannes market by Bob Film Sweden AB, selling to all other territories.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.