Icelandic actor to play Swedish tennis legend Borg

Sverrir Guðnason.

Sverrir Guðnason. Photo: Friðrik Tryggvason

Icelandic actor Sverr­ir Guðna­son is to play the main role in a new Swedish film about tennis legend Björn Borg – alongside famous US actor Shia LaBeouf.

The film charts the epic career-long duel between Sweden’s Björn Borg, played by Guðna­son, and US tennis star John McEnroe, played by LaBeouf. Borg and McEnroe played a total of 22 competitive games against each other, each winning eleven.

Guðnason, 37, moved from Iceland to Sweden at a young age and is a familiar face on Swedish television.

The film will be called Borg v. McEnroe and is directed by Janus Metz. Filming is currently under way in the Swedish capital of Stockholm.

Shia LaBeouf.

Shia LaBeouf. Photo: Cover media

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