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Being Flynn and Moonrise Kingdom Set 2012 Release Dates

16 December 2011 9:15 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Focus Features has announced 2012 release dates for three of its upcoming movies, Being Flynn (March 2), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (April 20), and Moonrise Kingdom (May 25). Being Flynn and Moonrise Kingdom are slated for limited release, while Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is opening wide.

Being Flynn, based on Nick Flynn's autobiography Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, will open against The Lorax, Project X, and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters on March 2. Being Flynn stars Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, and Paul Dano.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is going up against Ms One: Maximum Security, Chimpanzee, The Lucky One, Scary Movie 5, and The Wettest County on April 20. Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, and Connie Britton star in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson, will compete with Men in Black III »

- MovieWeb

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St. Louis International Film Festival 2011: Gripping thriller ‘Headhunters’ is the surprise of the fest

18 November 2011 1:12 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Headhunters (Hodejegerne)

Directed by Morten Tyldum

Written by Lars Gudmestad, Jo Nesbø, and Ulf Ryberg

Norway, 2011

Adapted from a novel by the acclaimed Norwegian writer Jo Nesbø, Headhunters is an original thriller filled with surprises. Initially disguised as a heist film, the story quickly transforms into a brutal test of wills that pushes the lead beyond his breaking point. Director Morten Tyldum (Fallen Angels) introduces a fairly despicable lead character but makes him identifiable because his actions are understandable. Once the chaos begins, his will to live is stronger than anyone expects and makes even the most talented killer underestimate his resolve.

Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) stars as Roger Brown, a diminutive headhunter for large corporations who has built a reputable business. He’s earned decent money but can’t keep up with the financial expectations of his gorgeous wife Diana (SynnøveMacody Lund). To supplement his income, he learns about »

- Dan Heaton

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Headhunters – Sliff Review

16 November 2011 10:00 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Headhunters was originally reviewed during Fantastic Fest 2011.

In true Norwegian fashion, Headhunters is a taught thriller that pleases from the first to the last frame. Director Morten Tyldum (Fallen Angels) weaves an intoxicating mystery that begins as a heist film. Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) is a man of short stature with a large house and a towering beauty of a Swedish trophy wife named Diana (Synnove Macody Lund), as intelligent as she is stunning. What she doesn.t know is that Roger is not everything he appears to be.

Roger spends his days working as a successful corporate recruiter, a fitting cover for a man whose greatest skill is .knowing. people, but he supplements his lavish lifestyle by moonlighting as a thief, specializing in valuable works of art. Everything Roger does is to please Diana, so when the opportunity of a lifetime reveals itself, he sees the job that will end all jobs, »

- Travis Keune

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Pff 2011: Boozie Movies reviews Headhunters

22 October 2011 2:36 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Were you impressed by the incredibly slick trailer for Headhunters this past year? That's good because it's completely fucking mis-leading. Writing about Headhunters at all seems like doing the film a disservice even if it's praise. It's difficult finding a way to summarize the plot when the film's greatest strength is its many, many surprises. Simply put, Headhunters is bat-shit insane.  I promise to be spoiler free with specific plot points and scenes but even describing the film's tone feels like a bit of a spoiler.  So there's some warning in reading this. You're probably better off not reading this, or any other review for that matter. The film starts out well enough if not a little cliché. Roger Brown opens the film with a witty »

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55th BFI London Film Festival - Headhunters (2011)

20 October 2011 1:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Headhunters (Norwegian: Hodejegerne), 2011.

Directed by Morten Tyldum.

Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie R. Ølgaard and Aksel Hennie.

Synopsis:

A successful headhunter risks everything in his efforts to steal a valuable painting.

Headhunters is the first book-to-film adaptation of the highly regarded and critically acclaimed Norwegian thriller writer Jo Nesbo. Having previous refused to have his work adapted from page to screen until now, Nesbo has chosen a fitting story to have his storytelling portrayed on the silver screen.

Directed by Marten Tyldum, the story focuses on headhunter Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie). Married to Diana, he feels he is punching above his weight and struggles to afford the lifestyle he thinks will keep her interested in him. In order to make more money on the side Roger - working with his accomplice Ove - steals paintings and sells them on. A chance meeting with the sophisticated Clas Greve (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) presents Roger »

- flickeringmyth

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Lff 2011: Headhunters (Hodejegerne) Review

17 October 2011 8:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) is 1.68 meters tall and feels very inadequate about it. Despite working in a highly paid job, as a corporate headhunter, having a beautiful house and spending a fortune on luxury gifts for his wife, his tall wife, Diana (Synnove Macody Lund), he believes that he is not enough for her.

Roger is constantly spending more and more on her in an effort to somehow make up for this perceived inadequacy and in doing so he begins spiralling into serious debt. Being a headhunter isn’t his only profession though and he frequently moonlights as a cat burglar, stealing expensive works of art from his clients, using information gleamed in interviews with them, a sideline he keeps a secret from his wife.

At the opening of Diana’s new gallery Roger is introduced to a friend of hers, the former CEO of a high profile Gps company, »

- Craig Skinner

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Fantastic Fest 2011: ‘Hodejegerne (Headhunters)’ an astonishingly mature, exhilarating thriller

12 October 2011 2:29 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Headhunters

Directed by Morten Tyldum

Screenplay by Lars Gudmestad by Ulf Ryberg

2011, Norway

Summit Entertainment recently picked up the production rights to Jo Nesbo’s novel “Headhunters”. Clearly, somebody just saw Morten Tyldum’s awesome film adaptation.

Headhunters begins dubiously. The opening voice-over and montage suggest a smarmy, stylishly self-satisfied heist film, but this reveals itself (as so much in this film does) to be slight misdirection. There is much more depth here than initially indicated, with the opening not so much introducing the film at large, as introducing Roger Brown: Corporate Headhunter and art burgling hobbyist.

Roger (Aksel Hennie)  is a man with an understanding of image–that is, arrogant posturing–and he works furiously to assure his own well-constructed, and also expensive, persona. So he interviews prospective CEOs, thrilling them with his self-possession and theories on “reputation”, all the while probing them for information about important pieces »

- Emmet Duff

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Summit Remaking Norwegian Thriller 'Headhunters'

11 October 2011 1:47 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Hollywood has never found a foreign language film it didn't think would sound better in English, and flow better with American actors. Whether it's a film from Spain, Norway, South Korea or Japan, we pick it up, dust it off, and remake it in fairly short order.The latest to get the remake treatment is the Norwegian thriller "Headhunters."   There's a bit of wiggle room here, as "Headhunters" was originally a bestselling novel by Norwegian author Jo Nesbro, and it's the novel Summit has aquired, not the original film. But it still promises a hilarious "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" type of sniping back and forth across all comment fields and media outlets. The story is certainly a universal one. "Headhunters" centers on a man named Roger Brown who is a corporate headhunter, and a damn good one at that.  But being a corporate man, he's greedy, and he »

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Summit Entertainment to Adapt Norway Crime Thriller 'Headhunters'

10 October 2011 8:59 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

No matter how much grief cinephiles would like to give Summit Entertainment for subjecting us to the big screen adaptations of The Twilight Saga, you can't deny that the production company has delivered some truly stellar cinema to make-up for it. Films in their past include The Beaver, The Brothers Bloom, The Hurt Locker and most recently 50/50 (simultaneously one of the best comedies and dramas of the year). Now Deadline says the company has picked up the English-language film rights to the Jo Nesbø's best-selling Norwegian crime thriller Headhunters, which was just recently published here in the United States. Here's the official synopsis of the book: Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one career simply can’t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife’s fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who »

- Ethan Anderton

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Summit Picks Up Rights to Crime Thriller Headhunters

10 October 2011 5:55 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Summit is looking to get into the crime thriller game. Deadline reports that the studio has acquired the English-language movie rights to Jo Nesbø’s Norwegian thriller Headhunters. The book was recently published in the United States and quickly became a New York Times bestseller. The story centers on a corporate head hunter who finances his extravagant lifestyle by stealing artwork from his rich clients. He gets wrapped up into a murderous scheme after breaking into his most recent client’s apartment. A Scandinavian adaptation of the novel has already been produced, and screened to positive reception at Fantastic Fest. Marianne Gray, Ole Sondberg, and Berna Levin are set to produce the English-language pic. Hit the jump to read a synopsis of the novel. Here’s the synopsis for Headhunters by Jo Nesbø: Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one »

- Adam Chitwood

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Summit Plans Headhunters

10 October 2011 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Summit Entertainment has plans to develop an American film based on the Norwegian novel Headhunters , Deadline reports. Released in Norway in 2008 and domestically just last month, the international bestseller launched a novel series by author Jo Nesbø, who describes the first book as follows on his official site: "Headhunters" introduces us to the charming villain Roger Brown, a man who seems to have it all: he is Norway.s most successful headhunter, married to the beautiful gallery owner Diana, owns a magnificent house . and is living larger than he should. Meanwhile, he is playing at the dangerous game of art theft. At a gallery opening, his wife introduces him to the Dutchman Clas Greve. Not only is Greve the perfect candidate for the CEO position of the Gps »

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Fantastic Fest 2011: Headhunters movie review

28 September 2011 5:49 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

In the opening moments of "Headhunters", Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) explains to us that his gorgeous, high-tech home, lavish lifestyle, and beautiful wife (Julie R. Olgaard) can all be attributed to his height (he's 5'9). From there director Morten Tyldum weaves an intricate web in this stylish and supremely entertaining crime thriller, deftly balancing character and plot in one of the most satisfying man-on-the-run thrillers I've seen in a very long time.

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Mini-Reviews Of The Exciting Heist Thriller ‘Headhunters’ and Blind Jiu-Jitsu Mystery ‘Aardvark’ [Fantastic Fest 2011]

27 September 2011 1:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Two guys who use their heads for very different things are the stars of Headhunters and Aardvark, another pair of films playing at Fantastic Fest 2011. Headhunters is about a job recruiter who also steals art on the side. He is forced to use all his wit and skill to compete against his latest mark, played by the man best known as Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. As for Aardvark, Larry Lewis Jr. is a real-life blind man who plays himself in a movie that combines his aptitude for jiujitsu, inability to see and a murder mystery. Read about each after the jump. If you're a fan of twisty, turn-y heist movies that make you laugh, cringe, sit on the edge of your seat and drop your jaw to the floor, then you are going to love the Norwegian film Headhunters directed by Morten Tyldum. It centers on Roger Brown, »

- Germain Lussier

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Headhunters (Hodejegerne) | Review - Fantastic Fest 2011

27 September 2011 7:20 AM, PDT | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Director: Morten Tyldum Writers: Lars Gudmestad, Ulf Ryberg, Jo Nesbø (novel) Starring: Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie Ølgaard, Eivind Sander, Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Torgrim Mellum Stene Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) is a corporate headhunter who is currently looking for a new CEO of a Norwegian Gps technology conglomerate, Pathfinder. During his interviews Roger likes to compare personal art collections -- specifically if the candidate has any expensive artwork hanging in their home -- and whether or not the candidate owns any dogs. We soon discover why Roger cares about such details... To supplement his salary, Roger is an art thief. But even the two revenue streams are not significant enough for Roger to afford the mortgage on his lavish modernist home, especially since he feels the need to excessively shower his gorgeous and intelligent wife, Diane (Synnøve Macody Lund), with gifts. Roger's spending habits are to compensate »

- Don Simpson

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Fantastic Fest 2011: Headhunters review

26 September 2011 6:10 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Is this my favorite film at Fantastic Fest 2011? I think so. The Norwegian film Headhunters offers unbeatable action, surprising twists and turns and an uncommonly clever script. It also has great performances, great cinematography and creates the kind of high tension that most American thrillers only hint at. The plot concerns Roger Brown, corporate headhunter and art thief. He's wildly successful at both careers but still not successful enough to quell his insecurity and financial problems. Part of it is, he's short; a lot shorter in fact, than Diana, his leggy blonde art dealer wife. So when Roger hears about a painting worth millions he sets about setting up the heist all while stringing the owner, handsome young Clas Greve, along for a CEO »

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Fantastic Fest ’11 Review: Headhunters

26 September 2011 9:26 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Foreign crime novels have been all the rage.  To this day, Stieg Larsson and his “Milennium Trilogy” books still stand on the New York Times Best Seller List over a year later.  Yet, another interesting foreign crime writer has seen a rise to fame and is often compared to Larsson.  Jo Nesbo first really made an impact with readers and the press when his book The Snowman finally saw a release here in the states this year.  The writer has a penchant for crafting intriguing stories involving murder, hard-nosed detectives, and red-herrings around every page.  However, it is another thrilling crime novel of Nesbo’s that will hit the big-screen first:  Headhunters.

Between recruiting (headhunting) workers for top positions and buying his beautiful wife expensive jewelery, Roger Brown is a successful thief.  To make up for what he he calls “little man syndrome,” Roger breaks into the home of the »

- Michael Haffner

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Headhunters – Fantastic Fest Review

24 September 2011 10:56 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In true Norwegian fashion, Headhunters is a taught thriller that pleases from the first to the last frame. Director Morten Tyldum (Fallen Angels) weaves an intoxicating mystery that begins as a heist film. Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) is a man of short stature with a large house and a towering beauty of a Swedish trophy wife named Diana (Synnove Macody Lund), as intelligent as she is stunning. What she doesn.t know is that Roger is not everything he appears to be.

Roger spends his days working as a successful corporate recruiter, a fitting cover for a man whose greatest skill is “knowing” people, but he supplements his lavish lifestyle by moonlighting as a thief, specializing in valuable works of art. Everything Roger does is to please Diana, so when the opportunity of a lifetime reveals itself, he sees the job that will end all jobs, but it begins with getting his mark a job. »

- Travis Keune

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Locarno Review | Despite Fix to Formula, Comic Misadventure "Headhunters" Recalls "The Fugitive"

6 August 2011 10:52 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The heroes of great crime stories generally come equipped with extreme inferiority complexes. If there's a list ranking those wily characters, then Roger Brown, the daring art thief anti-hero of Morten Tyldum's widely enjoyable Norwegian action-comedy "Headhunters," belongs somewhere in the pantheon. Adapted from Jo Nesbo's novel by screenwriters Lars Gudmestad and Ulf Ryberg from the novel, "Headhunters" announces itself as a routine heist movie by letting Roger's perspective dominate. »

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Production Begins On Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World

19 May 2011 6:03 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley for writer/director Lorene Scafaria.

Cast, crew set for pre-apocalyptic comedy.

Production begins this week on Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, written and directed by Lorene Scafaria. The pre-apocalyptic comedy stars Golden Globe Award winner Steve Carell and Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley.

Confirmed as joining the two lead actors in the cast are . in alphabetical order . Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Adam Brody (Damsels in Distress), Roger Aaron Brown (The District), Tonita Castro (The Sarah Silverman Program), Rob Corddry (Mandate.s Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay), two-time Academy Award nominee Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Rob Huebel (Human Giant), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Derek Luke (Focus. Catch a Fire), Melanie Lynskey (Focus. Away We Go), T.J. Miller (Cloverfield), Mark Moses (Desperate Housewives), Patton Oswalt (United States of Tara), William Petersen (CSI), Lindsay Sloane (Horrible Bosses), and »

- Michelle McCue

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Casting: Grace, Pierce, Oswalt, Henson

19 May 2011 7:20 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Gently Down The Stream

Topher Grace is set to star in Justin Zackham's "Gently Down The Stream" for Millennium Films/Nu Image.

Grace will play Jared, the son of the characters played by Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton. Jared is a doctor who ends up falling in love with a young Latin woman, awkward since she's the sister of his adopted brother.

Katherine Heigl and Amanda Seyfried also star and shooting kicks off in July in Connecticut. [Source: Deadline]

B.B. King and I

"Treme" star Wendell Pierce and Patrick Fugit have joined the cast of "B.B. King and I" for King Size Film Productions.

Based on a true story, B.B. King and I follows Michael Zanetis as a drummer in search of his musical destiny. After attending a B.B. King concert in 1980, Zanetis struck up a friendship with the blues legend that endured for 30 years.

Zanetis and Melora Donoghue co-wrote the script. »

- Garth Franklin

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