Previously announced Palme d’Or recipient Mads Mikkelsen has been joined by Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Mikael Persbrandt, Douglas Henshall, Michael Raymond-James and Jonathan Pryce among others for upcoming The Salvation.
The film has just begun an eight-week shoot on location in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Paying tribute to the classic western with inspiration from the Nordic sagas, The Salvation takes place in the 1870s America. When settler John kills his family’s murderer, he unleashes the fury of notorious gang leader Delarue. Betrayed by his corrupt and cowardly community, the peaceful pioneer must turn vengeful hunter, slay the outlaws, and cleanse the town’s black heart. The Salvation is an epic tale of revenge, lost love and greed.
Kristian Levring is directing from a script he wrote with Oscar winner Anders Thomas Jensen.