Hedda Stierstedt (“Beforeigners”) will play the lead in the Swedish comedy “One More Time,” which Netflix has given the green light to produce.
With this movie, Jonatan Etzler will make his feature film directorial debut on Netflix in 2023.
Stiernstedt portrays Amelia, a 40-year-old who gets struck by a bus on her birthday, in “One More Time.” When she unexpectedly awakens, Amelia is 18 again and the year is 2002, allowing her to make up for all the errors she made the first time around.
She awakens every morning on her 18th birthday, but as she becomes trapped in a “Groundhog Day” time loop, she understands that there is something more going on that needs to be resolved before she can put the past behind her for good.
“I am really happy for this concept to come to life,” Stiernstedt stated. “The time for a look back on the early 2000s feels right, and plunging into that era is so much fun.” I’m collaborating with the brilliant Jonatan Etzler and a group of extremely talented performers. We’re having a great time working together, and I believe it will show in the end result.”
The film was written by Tove Forsman and Sofie Forsman (“Young Royals”) based on an original idea by Mikael Ljung. Breakable’s Eleonor Sager creates.
Jonatan Etzler’s Groundhog Day-inspired Swedish comedy film, starring Beforeigners’ Hedda Stiernstedt, has been greenlit by Netflix. Amelia, played by Stiernstedt in One More Time, is hit by a bus on the night of her 40th birthday and wakes up in 2002, on her 18th birthday, with the opportunity to repeat her best day and make her life the perfect image of what she’d planned it to be. But as she keeps waking up on the same day, she has to find out what she needs to alter in order to literally leave the past behind and return to the present. The feature is written by Tove Forsman and Sofie Forsman (Young Royals, The Playlist) and directed by Etzler, who received a Student Academy Award for the short film Get Ready with Me. It will be released next year. “The timing feels right for a retrospective look back on the early 2000s, and plunging into that era is filled with so much excitement,” Stiernstedt remarked.