The film Me/We written by Sweden’s best-selling queen of crime started filming this month. Baker Karim directs with his brother Alexander Karim in the starring role.
Läckberg is producing for Bad Flamingo, a new company jointly created with the Karim brothers.
In the film Alexander Karim (The Lawyer, We Got This!) plays a pastor, while rising talent Dilan Gwyn (Love Me, Soeurs d’armes) is a doctor. During a pandemic that threatens humanity, the two are stuck in a hotel, somewhere in Europe.
Me/We is described as "a film about humanity. About love. And a threat that unites.”
Discussing his new production venture, Alexander Karim said in a statement: “During my 25-year career as an actor and filmmaker, I have never felt such a strong creative energy as I do right now with Bad Flamingo.” He goes on: "We come from three different backgrounds and possess different skills, and when we meet - creative chemistry simply flows."
Alexander's elder brother Baker, a former feature film commissioner at the Swedish Film Institute adds: “Our idea with Bad Flamingo is to let the creators take control back from the ‘system’. We want to control what we create as well as control our own productions. Eventually, we want to offer the same opportunity to other creators. The film industry is standing still, but with strategic thinking and new digital solutions we creators can bring in new ways,” he says.
According to Dagensmedia, Me/We will premiere in the fall 2020.
Alexander Karim is currently working on another project with writer Camilla Läckberg, the Viaplay series Hammarvik (Lyckoviken) produced by Nordisk Film TV. The ‘crime soap’ is set in the small community of Hammarvik. Police office Johanna returns to her childhood home for her mother's funeral, and is thrown into old memories, conflicts and relationships. The cast also comprises Martin Stenmarck and Ella Rappich. The series in 16 episodes (split into two seasons) is co-produced by Film i Väst. The premiere on NENT Group’s streamer Viaplay is set for late 2020. Eccho Rights handles sales.