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Lasse Hallström’s ‘Hilma’ Casts Tom Wlaschiha & Jazzy de Lisser

MOVIESLasse Hallström's 'Hilma' Casts Tom Wlaschiha & Jazzy de Lisser

Following his recent run in the fourth season of Netflix’s Stranger Things, Tom Wlaschiha — also known for his role as Jaqen H’ghar in Game of Thrones — has joined the cast of the Scandinavian streaming service Viaplay‘s upcoming English-language original film Hilma. Wlaschiha will be joined by fellow Thrones alum Jazzy de Lisser.

The biopic, which will focus on revolutionary Swedish artist and feminist pioneer Hilma af Klint, is written and directed by the Oscar-nominated Lasse Hallström (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Cider House Rules).

“‘Hilma’ will explore the enigmatic life of Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), whose unconventional art and spirituality meant that her 1,300 works remained largely unknown for decades. Today, af Klint is recognised as one of the Western world’s first abstract artists, an achievement made even more impressive by the static, male-dominated artistic scene that surrounded her.

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The film will see Lena Olin as af Klint in her later years, while Olin and Hallström’s daughter, Tora Hallström, will portray the artist in her younger days.

Wlaschiha takes on the role of the Austrian artist and founder of the anthroposophical spiritual movement, Rudolf Steiner, who influenced af Klint’s work and would go on to become a mentor to her. Meanwhile, de Lisser will portray af Klint’s close friend Thomasine Andersson.

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Additional cast members include Lily Cole, Rebecca Calder, Maeve Dermody, Catherine Chalk, Anna Björk, Adam Lundgren, Martin Wallström, and Jens Hultén.

Hilma is due to premiere in theaters and on Viaplay this fall.

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This news was first reported by Variety.

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