New interview by Expressen

New interview by the Swedish magazine Expressen has been added to the press archive.

Filmaktuella Tuva Novotny, 37, ratar sociala medier och går sällan på premiärer.

– Jag är för påverkbar, förklarar hon.

För att hålla fokus använder hon sig av yoga.

Tuva Novotny skrattar högt och brett, och de blågröna ögonen strålar av glädje.

– Det finns ingen ordning ens på basala fakta säger hon. Hemligheten fortsätter… det är så underbart!

Jag har frågat henne om antalet barn.

– Jag älskar att det i dag faktiskt går att vara helt off the radar, säger hon med ett kvardröjande skratt i rösten. Det är så jävla kul!

Något svar på min fråga får jag inte. Men hon bekräftar att hon fortfarande bor i Köpenhamn med sin ”stora” familj.

Read the full interview here and it’s in Swedish so use the translate function to read it if needed.

New interview by Aftonbladet

New interview from Aftonbladet (Sweden) from September 16, 2017 and just use the Google translator here at the site if you don’t speak Swedish.

Succéfilmen ”Borg” handlar inte bara om tennislegendarerna Björn Borg och John McEnroe.
Björn Borgs fästmö och tränare – spelade av Tuva Novotny och Stellan Skarsgård – spelar också en viktig roll i historien.

– Tjejen brukar vara kuttersmycket, här var hon en del av tennisplanen på något sätt, det tyckte jag var jättefint, säger Tuva Novotny om att spela Mariana Simionescu.
Borg sätter betyg på filmen om sig själv

Read full interview here.

New interviews with Tuva

Two new interviews with Tuva to promote the release of Borg, and they are both in Swedish but use the Google translate widget in the sidebar to easily translate them.

Moviezine (Sweden) – September 9, 2017

”Vi måste ha frihet att tolka verkligheten”

MovieZine pratar med Tuva Novotny om bioaktuella ”Borg”, hjälpen hon fick från Björn Borgs exfru Mariana, och det kommande karriärbytet.

Bakom varje framgångsrik man står en kvinna. När Björn Borg spelade sin legendariska Wimbledon-match mot John McEnroe år 1980 satt fästmön Mariana Simionescu i publiken och hejade på. Tuva Novotny har fått stor hjälp av den verkliga Mariana inför rollen i bioaktuella ”Borg”.

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NWT (Sweden) – September 8, 2017

Skådespelaren Tuva Novotny växte upp i värmländska Åmot

Tuva Novotny filmdebuterade för 20 år sedan.
Hon har gjort en hel del humor – den värmländska skrönan ”Smala Sussie” och serien ”Dag”, men också betydligt mer strama och allvarsamma roller som i den norska thrillerserien ”Nobel” och danska filmen ”Kriget”.
Nu är hon aktuell i storfilmen om Björn Borg som har biopremiär i dag.

Read full interview here.

‘Borg/McEnroe’ to open 2017 Zurich International Film Festival

More events for Tuva perhaps? This time its the Zurich International Film Festival!

Tennis drama Borg/McEnroe will open the 2017 Zurich International Film Festival (Sept 28 – Oct 8).

Director Janus Metz Pedersen and Sverrir Gudnason, who plays Björn Borg, will attend the screening on September 28. The film co-stars Shia LaBeouf as a Borg’s rival John McEnroe.

The title also opens this year’s Toronto International Film Festival on September 7.

Borg/McEnroe tells the story of the rivalry between the cool swede Bjorn Borg and hot headed American John McEnroe, which culminated in their epic 1980 Wimbledon final.

SF Studios is handling international sales of the film.

Ronnie Sandahl wrote the screenplay, with Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny and Robert Emms rounding out the cast.

Source: Source Daily (US)

Borg/McEnroe to premiere at 2017 Toronto Film Festival

The movie will have it’s premiere on The Toronto Film Festival on September 7 and hopefully will Tuva be there!

LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason and Stellan Skarsgard will walk the red carpet into Roy Thomson Hall for the world premiere.

The Toronto International Film Festival on Monday said Borg/McEnroe will open its 42nd edition with a world premiere Sept. 7.

Directed by Janus Metz, the film, set to be released by Neon in North America in 2018, stars Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason and Stellan Skarsgard.

Borg/McEnroe has a powerful tension about it that is on par with the electric energy of Toronto on opening night,” Piers Handling, director and CEO of TIFF, said in a statement.

LaBeouf plays tennis bad boy John McEnroe in the biopic about one of the greatest sports rivalries of all time, as Borg/McEnroe traces the long-running battle for supremacy in the tennis world between McEnroe and Swedish star Bjorn Borg in the 1970s and 1980s

The European title joins Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton’s Battle of the Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, already in the TIFF lineup. In Borg/McEnroe, Swedish actor Gudnason (A Serious Game) plays Borg and Skarsgard plays Borg’s coach Lennart Bergelin. Danish helmer Metz, whose war documentary Armadillo won the grand prize at Cannes’ Critics’ Week in 2010, directed the pic.

The cool, emotionless Borg and the wild, tantrum-throwing McEnroe faced each other 14 times on the professional tennis circuit between 1978 and 1981, each winning seven of their matches. Their two Wimbledon finals, in 1980 and 1981, are considered among the greatest ever in the sport.

Sweden’s SF Studios and Film Vast co-produced Borg/McEnroe together with Swedish Television and Yellow Film & TV. SF Studios is handling international sales of the film.

TIFF earlier set as its closing-night film another European title, C’est La Vie!, from directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano and starring Gilles Lellouche and Suzanne Clement. The French pic from the helming duo behind The Intouchables and Samba follows the story of a caterer planning a large wedding reception amid a series of mishaps.

Last year’s festival opened with Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Shia LaBeouf to Play John McEnroe in ‘Borg/McEnroe’

New casting news from The Hollywood Reporter for Borg/McEnroe and this time it’s Shia LaBeouf who will star as John McEnroe.

Swedish star Sverrir Gudnason to play McEnroe’s nemesis Bjorn Borg with Stellan Skarsgard on board as Borg’s coach.

Hollywood bad boy Shia LaBeouf has signed on to play tennis bad boy John McEnroe in Borg/McEnroe, an upcoming biopic about one of the greatest sports rivalries of all time.

Borg/McEnroe will trace the long-running battle for supremacy in the tennis world in the 1970s and 1980s between McEnroe and Swedish star Bjorn Borg.

Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason (A Serious Game) will play Borg. Stellan Skarsgard has signed on to play Borg’s coach Lennart Bergelin.

Danish director Janus Metz, whose war documentary Armadillo won the grand prize at Cannes’ Critics’ Week in 2010, will direct.

The cool, emotionless Borg and the wild, tantrum-throwing McEnroe faced each other 14 times on the professional tennis tour between 1978 and 1981, each winning seven of their matches. Their two Wimbledon finals, in 1980 and 1981, are considered among the greatest ever in the sport.

Sweden’s SF Studios and Film Vast will co-produce Borg/McEnroe together with Swedish Television and Yellow Film & TV. SF Studios is handling international sales of the film in Cannes.

LaBeouf and Gudnason turned up in Cannes to promote the project. LaBeouf is also in town for Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, which premieres in Cannes’ competition on Sunday.

Shooting on Borg/McEnroe is set to begin this fall in Sweden, London, Monaco and New York for a planned 2017 delivery. Ronnie Sandahl (Underdog) will pen the script.

“This is a very powerful drama that plunges deep into the minds of two extremely interesting personalities living in an explosive era. I am very honored and excited to be at the reigns of it”, Metz said.

LaBeouf is represented by CAA and John Crosby Management; Gudnason, Stellan Skarsgard and Sandahl by Agentfirman Planthaber/Kilden/Mandic; and Metz by CAA and Cinetic.