Drafthouse Films has acquired distribution rights to Klown Forever, the sequel to the depraved 2010 original comedy that reunites the indie distrib with Denmark’s Nordisk Film, director Mikkel Nørgaard and comedic duo Casper Christiansen and Frank Hvam. Drafthouse released both the original film and the Danish TV series on which it was based in 2012. The sequel was released in Denmark this weekend, and Drafhouse plans a limited theatrical release nationwide alongside VOD and digital platforms in 2016.
Klown Forever picks up five years later, with Casper and Frank’s strained friendship at risk when Casper relocates to Hollywood. In a last-ditch attempt to salvage the relationship and escape an increasingly humdrum domestic life, Frank follows Casper and the pair inflict their particular brand of ignominy upon several of LA’s denizens including Isla Fisher, Adam Levine and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
Nutmeg Movies produced the pic in collaboration with TV2 Danmark. Jesper Zartov and Lars Knudsen are producers and Hvam and Christensen executive produced. The deal was negotiated by Tim League and James Emanuel Shapiro on behalf of Drafthouse and Mike Goodridge, Marta Ravani-Lorber and Vanessa Saal for Protagonist Pictures.