the Boy goes in his father’s footsteps – in the film world.
Tennisikonen Björn Borg’s son Leo plays the father in the upcoming film "Fortress".
– To Leo sought out that role, and in addition to playing tennis was a pure fluke, ” says director Janus Metz.
In the upcoming film "the Borg", which among other things depicts the rivalry between Björn Borg and John McEnroe, played the lead role of Sverrir Gudnason. Now it is clear that Björn Borg’s son, Leo Borg to play the role of Bjorn Borg aged 9-13 years.
Markus Mossberg play Bjorn Borg when he is in the age group 14-17 years.
– To Leo sought out that role, and in addition to playing tennis was a pure fluke. In addition, he is interested in doing the film and is a natural talent in front of the camera. His contribution to the film’s authenticity takes us behind the official image of the icon Björn Borg, ” says director Janus Metz in a press release.
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"the Borg"-the production went up with ads where young sporty boys aged 6-17 years were searched for a Swedish movie. Leo sought the job in an early stage, without knowing that it was just to the movie about the Borg, they searched for talents.
” We have been working very hard with the casting to the “Borg". When Leo approached us and then delivered so well on the screen test, we felt that we had found the right place. But not just with Leo but also with Mark Mossberg who plays the Bear as a teenager, ” says Jon Nohrstedt, which produces the film along with the Fredrik Wikström Nicastro at the SF Studios.
In the cast is also Shia LaBeouf, like John McEnroe, Stellan Skarsgård Lennart "Labbe" Bergelin and Tuva Novotny Mariana Simionescu. The movie is directed by Janus Metz, who has directed the documentary film "Armadillo".