Rapper and comedian Anders Matthesen will play Tommy Seebach, a Danish pop culture icon, in SF Studios’ new movie, “Under the Stars in the Sky.”
The film will be directed by Kasper Gaardsøe with a screenplay by Jannik Tai Mosholt and Stefan Jaworski. “Under the Stars in the Sky” is produced by Tall and Small, and SF Studios is co-producing and distributing the film in the Nordics. The movie will start shooting in spring 2024 and have its theatrical release in Denmark in February 2025.
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“Under the Stars in the Sky” will chart Seebach’s rise to fame after participating in the Danish Song Grand Prix with the cult hit “Disco Tango” in 1979. The song became a huge hit in Denmark, ranking sixth in the Eurovision Song Contest, at which Seebach represented Denmark three times.
The film also tells a family story, about a father whose addiction got so bad that he had to move away from his wife and children, before he finally understood and expressed how much they meant to him.
“’Under the Stars in the Sky’ is both a harsh and touching story about a man who fights fiercely to stay at the top and at the same time maintain a family life,” said Matthesen. “A pressured man who ends up losing himself in the attempt to fulfill both his own and others’ expectations.”
Gaardsøe said Seebach’s “constant yearning for recognition and love for his family almost put each other at odds.” The director added, “We meet Tommy both when he is most inspired and energetic, and when he is at the bottom of his life.”
Yaba Holst, head of Nordic acquisition at SF Studios, said the project has received the full support of the Seebach family. SF Studios is co-producing and distributing the film in the Nordics. The movie is produced with the support from the Danish Film Institute and FilmFyn and is co-financed by DR.
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