Erik Poppe takes over directing ‘The Emigrants’ from Daniel Espinosa (exclusive)

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The Norwegian Film Institute has joined the project with funding.

The new adaptation of Swedish period drama The Emigrants is set to be directed by Erik Poppe who will replace long-attached filmmaker Daniel Espinosa, who left the project because of schedule conflicts.

Espinosa was first announced as the director of the literary adaptation in 2015. But the Swedish director, who wrapped shooting on Marvel superhero film Morbius in June, has since stepped down.

He has been replaced with Norwegian director Poppe, whose credits include The King’s Choice and Utoya - July 22.

Sf Studios produces with Norwegian co-producers Paradox, Poppe and
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