Nick Frost (The Cornetto Trilogy) and Lena Headey (Game Of Thrones) have been cast as the leads in the comedy-thriller Svalta, about a family on their summer vacation who visit a remote island with a dark past. There, they discover that a serial killer is on the loose – as an added hiccup, the locals are not keen to help these tourists.
This project reunites Frost and Headey for the first time since the criminally underrated Fighting with My Family, portraying the parents of real-life professional wrestler and WWE champion Paige (played by Florence Pugh). Svalta will be directed by Steffen Haars and Flip van der Kuil (New Kids Turbo, Bro’s Before Ho’s and Ron Goossens: Low Budget Stuntman) from a script by Frost and is scheduled to shoot in Finland next year.
Per Deadline, Frost shared: “Take a gentle English family and send them on holiday to a tiny Swedish island full of maniacs. Simple. Not so much Nuts In May. More ‘Nuts in Mayhem’. After working with Lena in Fighting with My Family I couldn’t imagine anyone else in the world I’d want to play Susan. So I was absolutely thrilled when I heard she’d not only read the script but she actually liked it enough to do me the great honour of saying yes and once again being my on-screen wife.”