HOLLYWOOD – Mads Mikkelsen plays Vladimir Putin in a new biopic of the Russian leader.
Nicolas Winding Refn confirmed that he had found his Putin. Refn regular Mads Mikkelsen is to take the role in the new movie Vlad the Impaler. Speaking EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec, the Hannibal star had this to say:
I love working with Nicolas so I read any script he sends me. This one looks like a home run. We trace the life of the Russian leader from when he was a naive young KGB man to the giddy heights of power. And yes, we detail the relationships that have mattered most to him. Yeltsin, Gorbachev and Trump. We go there. And you know Nicolas, it gets pretty extreme.
Like Only God Forgives?
And Valhalla Rising too.
How are you preparing for the role?
The same as I did for Hannibal but without the cooking.
Vlad the Impaler will be released in 2018.