News Netflix’s Against The Ice stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Cole

Netflix’s Against The Ice stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Cole

Netflix has announced its new feature film ‘Against The Ice’, led by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Cole.

Waldau is known for playing Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones, while Joe Cole starred as Tommy Shelby’s younger brother John Shelby in Peaky Blinders.

The official description for Against The Ice reads:

“In 1909, Denmark’s Alabama Expedition led by Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) was attempting to disprove the United States’ claim to North Eastern Greenland, a claim that was rooted in the idea that Greenland was broken up into two different pieces of land. Leaving their crew behind with the ship, Mikkelsen sleds across the ice with his inexperienced crew member, Iver Iversen (Joe Cole).

“The two men succeed in finding the proof that Greenland is one island, but returning to the ship takes longer and is much harder than expected. Battling extreme hunger, fatigue and a polar bear attack, they finally arrive to find their ship crushed in the ice and the camp abandoned. Hoping to be rescued, they now must fight to stay alive.

“As the days grow longer, their mental hold on reality starts to fade, breeding mistrust and paranoia, a dangerous cocktail in their fight for survival. Against the Ice is a true story of friendship, love and the awe-inspiring power of companionship.”

Directed by Peter Flinth, it also stars Charles Dance (The Crown) and Heida Reed (Poldark).

Talking about Against The Ice, Waldau said: “Against the Ice has been a passion project for me from the very beginning. It combines a lot of themes that excite me: adventure, Greenland, companionship, loyalty and love. It is an intense exploration of two men, two opposites, trapped in an epic dangerous setting.”


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