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Artist International Group Signs ‘The Swarm’ Actor Alexander Karim

EXCLUSIVE: Artist International Group has signed Swedish actor, screenwriter and producer Alexander Karim for management.

Most recently, Karim was seen starring in Frank Doelger’s eco-thriller limited series The Swarm, an eight-parter considered one of Europe’s biggest TV drama swings in some time, at a reported budget of €40 million. Making a splash when it premiered on ZDF in Germany last year, the show’s home in the U.S. is The CW.

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Previously starring in three seasons of FX’s political drama Tyrant, Karim also played the lead in The Lawyer, which was Sweden’s most-watched series of 2019. Other recent TV credits include Viaplay’s The Box, a supernatural character-driven anthology series which had him starring opposite Anna Friel and Peter Stormare, and Amazon’s The Wheel of Time.

Past film credits for Karim include Kathryn Bigelow’s Best Picture contender Zero Dark Thirty and the spy thriller Dying of the Light with Nicolas Cage. Up next, he’ll be seen in Joachim Rønning’s adaptation of Young Woman and the Sea, starring Daisy Ridley, as well as Ridley Scott’s Gladiator sequel for Paramount. While the former film was initially set to premiere on Disney+, it pivoted to a limited theatrical release on May 31 after performing well in test screenings, as we were first to report.

Founded in 2017 by David Unger, who serves as CEO, Artist International Group’s other notable actor clients include Michelle Yeoh (Everywhere All at Once), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors), Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire), Gong Li (Mulan), Carolina Miranda (Fake Profile), Kev Adams (Retirement Home), Rafael Cebrian (Acapulco), Fan Bingbing (The 355), Rossy de Palma (Parallel Mothers) and Zine Tseng (3 Body Problem), to name just a few. Clients on the filmmaking front include Ludovic Bernard (Lupin), Tony Kaye (American History X) and Michael Haussman (Edge of the World).

Karim continues to be represented by Actors in Scandinavia.

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