BORG/McENROE (working title)
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Borg/McEnroe is a film of one of the world’s greatest icons Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe and their legendary duel during the 1980’s Wimbledon tournament. It's a story of two men that became legends and the price they had to pay.
The film stars Swedish award winning actor Sverrir Gudnason as Borg, American actor Shia LaBeouf as his tennis court rival, John McEnroe. As Borg’s trainer, the legendary Lennart Bergelin, Swedish acclaimed actor Stellan Skarsgård returns for a major part in a Swedish film for the first time in almost ten years.
Borg/McEnroe will be directed by the multiple international award-winning Danish director Janus Metz (True Detective, Armadillo) and is penned by Ronnie Sandahl (writer and director of the internationally award-winning Swedish film Underdog (Svenskjävel, 2015).
Principal shooting will take off on locations in Sweden, Prague, Monaco, London and New York during the fall of 2016 and the film is planned for a fall 2017 theatrical release.
BORG/McENROE in the press:
Hollywood Reporter 160514
Original Title: BORG
Director: Janus Metz
Producer: Jon Nohrstedt, Fredrik Wikström Nicastro
Cast: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny
Script: Ronnie Sandahl
Production Designer: Louise Drake
Make-up Artist: Anders Bratås, Anna-Carin Lock