Summit to Bring Best-Selling Norwegian Crime Novel 'Headhunters' to Big Screen


Summit to Bring Best-Selling Norwegian Crime Novel 'Headhunters' to Big Screen


The company that has produced the 'Twilight Saga' film series, has acquired the rights to the Jo Nesbo best-selling book and plans to adapt it into an English-language movie.

After adapting the "Twilight" novel series into a popular film franchise, Summit Entertainment is now set to give another best-selling book a big screen treatment. The studio has acquired the English-language movie rights to a Norwegian crime thriller novel by Jo Nesbo called "Headhunters".

Deadline reported that Summit bought the legal rights from Yellow Bird, a Swedish company that has already produced a Scandinavian version of the novel-adapted movie. The studio has chosen Marianne Gray, Ole Sondberg and Berna Levin as the producers for "Headhunters (2013)".

Nesbo's hit novel follows Roger Brown, whose career can't support his luxurious lifestyle. At an art opening one night, Brown meets Clas Greve, who owns a priceless painting that's been lost since World War II. Brown then decided to steal the precious art piece, but as he breaks into Greve's apartment, he finds more than just a painting. However, Brown doesn't know that Greve may turn out to be the worst thing that's ever happened to him.

The novel has recently been published in the U.S. and become a New York Times best-seller. Meanwhile, the Scandinavian film version of "Headhunters", which was released in August 2011, has appealed to more than 600,000 viewers in Norway and Denmark.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Who Gets Kicked Out? Moving Trucks Spotted at Brangelina's House After Split Announcement
  2. Marion Cotillard Is Pregnant. Could Brad Pitt Be the Father?
  3. Brad Pitt Blindsided by Angelina Jolie's Divorce Filing, 'Furious' at His Ex
  4. Ashley Graham Poses Completely Naked for Grazia U.K.
  5. Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Appear to Be Arguing After Having 'Intense' Conversation at a Party
  6. Lady GaGa Reportedly Gives Bradley Cooper Unwanted Sexual Attention
  7. 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Has a Secret Role in 'A Monster Calls'. Get the Details!
  8. Keanu Reeves Tries to Keep Renee Zellweger's Son Out of Jail in First 'The Whole Truth' Trailer
  9. Exes Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas Trapped in Elevator for Four Hours. Was It Awkward?
  10. Lady GaGa Skips Underwear While Stepping Out in Semi-Sheer Shorts

CELEBS PHOTO