Nicolas Winding Refn Cinematographer Sets Directing Debut ‘Trafficker’

Don Groves is a Deadline contributor based in Sydney.

Danish producer Lene Børglum and her producing partner Nicolas Winding Refn plan to shoot Trafficker, an Australian movie set in the Vietnamese-run drug world, in Oz next year. The film will mark the feature directing debut of English cinematographer Larry Smith, who shot three of Refn’s films — thriller Fear X, Bronson which starred Tom Hardy as a notorious English criminal, and his latest Only God Forgives, a crime thriller set in Bangkok, which features Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas. The script is by Singaporean Ken Kwek, who wrote The Blue Mansion, a 2009 murder mystery directed by Glen Goei, about a wealthy Asian tycoon who dies suddenly, which Smith photographed. (more…)

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