Thorbjorn Harr Joins The Cast Of Disney+ Film ‘Togo’
Hugely popular Norwegian actor Thorbjorn Harr, who has appeared in a number of successful films including Reprise (2006), Frozen (2013), The Last King (2016) and 22nd July, has now joined the star cast of the much-hyped true-life adventure movie, Togo. To be helmed by Ericson Core, whose credits include Invincible (2006) and Point Break (2015), the movie already stars Willem Dafoe in the lead role. It will premiere on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, which is set for its worldwide launch late next year.
Togo is set in 1925 during what was called the Nome Serum Run, also known as the Great Race of Mercy. Dog sleds transported diphtheria serum over nearly 700 miles to save Nome, Alaska, from an epidemic. The story revolves around the unlikely friendship between two important figures, sled dog Togo and driver Leonhard Seppala.
Dafoe, who received his third Academy Award nomination for the best-supporting-actor this year for The Florida Project (2017), has been roped in to play Seppala in the movie, who rode the longest and most dangerous part of the journey. Harr, on the other hand, will be seen as a member of the relay team who double-crosses Seppala during the run. The amazing casting of Togo has caught many eyeballs, making it a hotly anticipated project among film enthusiasts across the world.
The script for the project has been written by well-known writer Tom Flynn. Kim Zubick is producing the high-profile film for Disney. Jessica Virtue and Louie Provost are overseeing the project for the studio. Principal photography for the movie began on September 21, 2018, in Canada. The team is looking at wrapping up the project in February 2019.
Harr, who has appeared on the History series Vikings, has been quite in demand after he received praises from all corners for his excellent performance on 22 July. We hope his performance in Togo weaves the same magic.