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EXCLUSIVE: Nadia Forde has joined the cast of Conflict, the Finnish political thriller series from Rebellion director Aku Louhimies and XYZ Films.

Forde, who starred in Once Upon a Time in London, will play Claire Belfort, a daughter of a high-profile American family who gets caught up in the conflict.

Louhimies, the Finnish multi-hyphenate, announced Conflict two years ago and the six-part series is now shooting in Helsinki. It will premiere next year in Finnish, Swedish and English.

The story follows an unknown military unit as it invades a peaceful seaside town in Finland. All residents are taken hostage, including Annika Berg, a Finnish army soldier.

In seconds, her military exercise turns into a real crisis, with true casualties. No one knows if this is an isolated incident or the first step towards a global conflict.

Other cast includes Peter Franzén (Vikings), Sara Soulié (The Man Who Died), and Pirkka-Pekka Petelius (Team Ahma).

Conflict is produced by Andrei Alén and Louhimies for Backmann & Hoderoff and C More/MTV3 in Finland, with backing from Business Finland, the City of Hanko, and XYZ Films. Finnish Defence Forces is also supporting.

Forde is repped by Ami Cash at The Lisa Richards Agency in UK Ireland. Louhimies is repped by Eric Garfinkel at The Gersh Agency in the U.S. and Richard Cook at The Lisa Richards Agency UK/Ireland.

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