Sequel to Norwegian box office hit ‘Dancing Queen' heads to LA

Dancing Queen in Hollywood will begin production in 2024

By Wendy Mitchell 14 Nov 2023

Sequel to Norwegian box office hit ‘Dancing Queen' heads to LA
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The team from the family film hit Dancing Queen will reunite for a sequel, Dancing Queen in Hollywood.

The film has received support from the Norwegian Film Institute’s latest production funding round, with backing of $491,000 (Euros 460,000) of the film’s total budget of $1.6m (Euros 1.5m).

The team plans to shoot in Los Angeles, Copenhagen (studio work) and Hamar, Norway in 2024, for a launch in 2025.

The first Dancing Queen ends with the young Mina and Markus dancers winning a trip to Hollywood, and in Dancing Queen in Hollywood, Mina and Markus are going to Los Angeles to dance in a music video by world famous pop star Anna of the North. But what starts out as a dream trip becomes very demanding for Mina who struggles with tough choreography and the stress of auditioning for a movie, while her parents experience a relationship crisis.

Aurora Gossé returns as director, reteaming with writer Silje Holtet. Producer Thomas Robsahm (The Worst Person In The World) leads the production for Armacord.

LevelK, which sold the first film to more than 30 territories, handles the sequel.

Liv Elvira Kippersund Larsson and Sturla Harbitz again star as Mina and Markus.

The first Dancing Queen had its world premiere in Berlinale Generation and has played at more than 50 festivals and won more than a dozen awards, including at Cinekid, Zurich, Lubeck, Seattle and one of Norway’s Amanda prizes. It was a box-office hit in Norway, attracting more than 70,000 admissions.

A version of this story originally appeared on our sister site Screen

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