Sidse Babett Knudsen to star in adaptation of Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’

The Borgen Prime Minister is set to ignite on screen in the third chapter of Robert Langdons cinematic outing


Best-selling mystery thrillers The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons have been adapted into Hollywood films directed by Ron Howard and feature a signature of sumptuous European cityscapes to feast upon and admire. The third film translates Dan Brown’s fourth novel to the big screen, with brilliant Harvard University professor Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks) at the helm. It has been announced that Hanks will be joined by Danish actress Sidse Babett Knudsen.

Knudsen is best known for her powerhouse performance as Birgitte Nyborg’s rise to power in the political television drama Borgen (2010-2013). Her film credits include Susan Bier’s After the Wedding (2006), opposite Mads Mikkelsen and Rolf Lassgård, Above the Street, Below the Water (2009) and more recently Peter Strickland’s provocative romance The Duke of Burgundy (2014). She can also be seen reunited with fellow Borgen stars Søren Malling and Pilou Asbæk in Ole Bornedal’s high production value war series 1864 (2014-).

In Inferno, Knudsen takes on the role of Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey; the head of the World Health Organisation. Sinskey enlists the help of Langdon to hunt down a Doomsday virus engineered by geneticist and Dante fanatic Zobrist. The Da Vinci Code (2006) prequel Angels & Demons (2009) notably co-starred Nordic actors Stellan Skarsgård, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Thure Lindhardt. This time, the cast of Inferno boasts a team of talent from diverse nationalities, including from France Omar Sy (Mood Indigo, 2013), Indian actor Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, 2012) and British Oscar nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything, 2014).

Inferno is scheduled to begin filming at the end of April 2015 and is set to be released in cinemas on 13th October 2016.