Our love for Frank Hvam and Casper Christiansen is no secret. The comedic duo's incomparably hilarious Klown has been with us almost since the start – Drafthouse Films release #4 – and we even released the complete five-season TV series digitally via VHX. So, it's with great pleasure that we're going to be distributing the guys' Klown Forever, which has just premiered at TIFF, screened at Fantastic Fest (flashbacks to our epic canoe trip from back in the day) and opened in Danish theaters in the space of the past two weeks.
If you were hoping that Frank and Casper would confine their despicable misadventures to Denmark, we're glad to disappoint you: Klown Forever sees the guys heading to the States, as Casper decides it's time to set up shop in Hollywood. Though their friendship has become strained in the years that followed the shocking events in the first Klown, Frank chooses to attempt salvage the relationship by following Casper to Tinsel Town. Reteaming with Klown director Mikkel Nørgaard, as well as faces familiar to fans of the series – and some notable new ones – Frank and Casper's unique brand of havoc is poised to overrun Hollywood in horrifying and unforgettable ways. Get ready by checking out the Danish poster below.
As Shelley (and surely the guys) so eloquently put it: "Look upon my works, Ye Mighty, and despair."
DRAFTHOUSE FILMS PROCLAIMS KLOWN FOREVER
The newest entry in the taboo-busting Danish comedy series
featuring Casper and Frank hits theaters, On Demand in 2016
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Drafthouse Films has reunited with Denmark’s Nordisk Film, director Mikkel Nørgaard, and notorious comedic duo Casper Christiansen and Frank Hvam to release the sequel to 2010’s outrageous Klown, entitled Klown Forever, marking a return of the most depraved comedy of errors in five years. Drafthouse also released both the original film and the entire Danish television series in 2012.
A long-running Danish TV sitcom, Klown follows the misadventures of best friends Casper and Frank as they bumble through an impressive number of poorly laid plans and disastrous social situations. When we last saw the boys, they were riding the fallout of an ill-fated excursion to a riverside brothel; Klown Forever picks up five years later, with their strained friendship at risk when Casper relocates to Hollywood. In a last-ditch attempt to salvage his relationship with his best friend, and escape an increasingly humdrum domestic life, Frank follows Casper, and their predictably unpredictable brand of chaos ensues, as though Lars von Trier were directing an especially mortifying episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
In addition to Casper’s attraction to Hollywood, the Klown series has attracted its fair share of of admirers as well, including actor/comedian Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat), who has named Klown his favorite comedy ever. In their latest misadventure, Frank and Casper inflict their particular brand of ignominy upon several of LA’s denizens, including Isla Fisher, Adam Levine and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”).
“We want to be in the Klown business with Frank and Casper as long as they keep making them,” stated Drafthouse COO James Emanuel Shapiro. “Without a doubt, these are some of the funniest movies ever made and we are proud to share them with audiences.”
Having just opened in its native Denmark this past weekend, Klown Forever will see a limited theatrical release across North America alongside a variety of VOD and digital platforms in 2016, with a Blu-ray/DVD release to follow later in the year.
Klown Forever is a production of Nutmeg Movies, in collaboration with TV2 Danmark and was produced by Jesper Zartov and Lars Knudsen. Hvam and Christensen executive produced. The deal was negotiated by Tim League and James Emanuel Shapiro on behalf of Drafthouse Films and Mike Goodridge, Marta Ravani-Lorber and Vanessa Saal of Protagonist Pictures.