Another Round, also known as Druk, is a Danish film from last year that examines both midlife crises and binge drinking. It won a BAFTA and an Oscar, so it's not surprising that the news of a remake has divided people.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Mikkelsen is open to the idea, as long as they can get the heart of the film right.
He said: "It's always tricky to make a remake but on the other hand I understand why. Because even though a lot of people might watch [the original], it's not that big.
"Having said that I have a hunch that a lot of Americans [have] watched this one. So it's going to be interesting, the remake.
"There are some cultural differences with alcohol from nation to nation, especially between Denmark and America. Everyone's always like, won't they approach it really differently in America? Maybe. Maybe not.
However, he did concede there was room for the cultural differences to work: "I mean the film is about embracing life and re-finding your life. I think if they get that right, they can have some freedom with the alcohol."
Another Round is out in UK cinemas on June 25.
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