Jo Nesbo's Headhunters On The Way to American Screens


Jo Nesbo's fans across the Atlantics might be intrigued. The stand-alone novel Headhunters is possibly to reach the screens in a new U.S. version directed by Mortem Tyldum who has been Oscar nominated for best directing in 2014 for The Imitation Game.

According to deadline.com., Morten Tyldum is looking to bring his breakthrough feature, Headhunters, to the U.S. The Norwegian helmer has teamed with the film’s producer Yellow Bird (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) to develop an English-language version of the 2011 Norwegian comic thriller. It hasn’t been determined whether the remake will be for the big or small screen, with both a feature and TV series being considered. Search is currently underway for a writer.

The 2011 feature Headhunters was based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Jo Nesbø. It centers on the successful but insecure corporate recruiter Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) who lives a double life as an art thief to fund his lavish lifestyle. He finds out that one of his job prospects is in possession of a valuable painting and sets out to steal it. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Synnøve Macody Lund also starred in the film.

Source: Nelly Andreeva, www.deadline.com, March 8, 2016

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