Malin Akerman to Be Connie Nielsen’s Cousin in ‘A Week in Paradise’
To be filmed on the Caribbean island Nevis, this romantic comedy film is based on a story by director Philippe Martinez, and has Jack Donnelly and Philip Winchester in the cast ensemble.
AceShowbiz -Fellow Hollywood Scandinavians Malin Akerman and Connie Nielsen are teaming up to play cousins in a new romantic comedy.
“A Week in Paradise“, which will start shooting this week (beginning June 7) on the Caribbean island Nevis – according to Deadline, is based on a story by Philippe Martinez, who will also direct.
The film follow the fortunes of Akerman’s movie star character, who jets off to her cousin’s hotel on Nevis after discovering her film director husband’s new leading lady is pregnant with his child. Akerman’s real-life husband, Jack Donnelly, will play her cheating partner.
Philip Winchester will play the new love interest Malin’s character meets in paradise.
Director Martinez says, “This is the moment to honor the experiences of the strong female characters that surround us in real life by telling their stories in an authentic way. Now is the time for women and their powerful relationships to be at the forefront of filmmaking.”
“St Kitts and Nevis has a magic about it that inspires transformation, so I am delighted that Malin and Connie are joining me on this journey. It’s emotional, romantic, empowering and set on a beautiful tropical island.”
The movie will be Akerman’s third movie together with husband Jack Donnelly since they become a couple. The twosome previously teamed up in Netflix’s “Friendsgiving,” and will be seen together again in “Slayers“.
Speaking of her actor husband, the former star of “Billions” previously gushed, “When you meet someone who just, without sounding cheesy, but kind of completes you, you just feel like you can be the best version of yourself. You don’t have to change.” She added, “They bring out the best in you, and vice versa. It just feels right. He’s a good, good man. Very good man.”
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