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‘Anvil!’ Director Sacha Gervasi Set For Hollywood Adaptation of Norwegian Heist Film ‘Headhunters’

15 December 2011 1:36 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With David Fincher‘s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo arriving in theaters next week, it reminds us of the difficulty of detaching from source material and making your own mark. I’ll likely be in the minority, but I didn’t think he exceeded at doing so, with many of the original’s problems carrying over. The same can be said for Matt ReevesLet Me In, who said he was going directly from the novel, yet many visuals were nearly identical from Tomas Alfredson‘s Let The Right One In.

The original isn’t as popular as either two examples before, but a similar situation may be brewing with Headhunters. The Norwegian heist novel was written by Jo Nesbo and already adapted into a film by Morten Tyldum (who is making his own debut stateside with a recently announced project). Deadline now reports that Summit Entertainment »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Gervasi Hired To Adapt "Headhunters"

15 December 2011 9:41 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sacha Gervasi ("The Terminal," "Henry’s Crime") has been hired to adapt the English language film adaptation of Norwegian author Jo Nesbø's best-selling crime thriller "Headhunters" for Summit Entertainment and Yellow Bird reports Deadline.

The story chronicles the escapades of a high-living corporate headhunter who steals artwork from rich clients to finance his expensive lifestyle. When a heist unexpectedly goes wrong, he ends up in way over his head. Marianne Gray, Ole Sondberg, and Berna Levin are set as producers.

Much like with the recent Swedish and then American film adaptations of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", Yellow Bird produced a Scandinavian film adaptation first which scored a release back in August in Norway and will spread out to various other international territories early next year.

Martin Scorsese is also attached to direct an adaptation of Nesbo's "The Snowman" at Working Title.

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- Garth Franklin

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Gervasi Hired To Adapt "Headhunters"

15 December 2011 9:41 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sacha Gervasi ("The Terminal," "Henry’s Crime") has been hired to adapt the English language film adaptation of Norwegian author Jo Nesbø's best-selling crime thriller "Headhunters" for Summit Entertainment and Yellow Bird reports Deadline.

The story chronicles the escapades of a high-living corporate headhunter who steals artwork from rich clients to finance his expensive lifestyle. When a heist unexpectedly goes wrong, he ends up in way over his head. Marianne Gray, Ole Sondberg, and Berna Levin are set as producers.

Much like with the recent Swedish and then American film adaptations of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", Yellow Bird produced a Scandinavian film adaptation first which scored a release back in August in Norway and will spread out to various other international territories early next year.

Martin Scorsese is also attached to direct an adaptation of Nesbo's "The Snowman" at Working Title.

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- Garth Franklin

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Sacha Gervasi To Adapt Norwegian Novel Headhunters For Summit

15 December 2011 9:35 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Norwegian author Jo Nesbo is having one hell of a run lately. Back in November we told you that Martin Scorsese had signed on to direct the American adaptation of Nesbo's novel, The Snowman, with Matthew Michael Carnahan scripting. Now another of Nesbo's novels will be getting the big-screen American movie treatment. Deadline reports that Sacha Gervasi (The Terminal) has been hired by Summit to adapt Nesbo's Headhunters. The novel's protagonist is a headhunter -- the job-finding kind, not the head-shrinking kind -- who uses the access his job provides to steal artwork from his clients. Unfortunately, one of his jobs goes bad, as they are wont to do, and "the headhunter finds himself in over his head and caught up in a murderous scheme." Since getting a U.S. publication courtesy of Doubleday, Headhunters has become a bestseller. It was also made into a Norwegian movie by Yellow Bird »

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'Anvil!' Director Sacha Gervasi To Adapt Jo Nesbo's 'Headhunters' For The Big Screen

15 December 2011 6:21 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” feels like an anomaly. Everybody’s grandmother has read the thing, but will these sweet old ladies show up for a film that has been rated R for “brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language?” Sony is betting on it, big time. Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig are signed on for the next two films, and now other studios are getting into the business of adapting Scandinavian crime novels for the big screen, hoping to cash in on the next big trend. Jo Nesbo seems to be Norway’s answer to Stieg Larsson, and he's been on a hot streak in Hollywood lately, as his novel “The Snowman” was recently picked up by Working Title as a possible directing vehicle for Martin Scorsese. And now Sacha Gervasi (writer of “The Terminal” and “Henry’s Crime,” director of the rock doc “Anvil! »

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Summit Sets Sacha Gervasi To Adapt Novel ‘Headhunters’ By Jo Nesbo

14 December 2011 6:01 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Sacha Gervasi has been set by Summit Entertainment to adapt Headhunters, the English language adaptation of the Jo Nesbo novel.  Marianne Gray, Ole Sondberg, and Berna Levin will produce via the Yellow Bird production banner. Yellow Bird produced the Swedish adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy and is a producer of the upcoming Hollywood trilogy that begins with the David Fincher-directed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Similarly, Headhunters was first made into a Norwegian film by director Morten Tyldum, with Yellow Bird among the producers. In the wake of the success by Larsson, the Norwegian author Nesbo’s crime thrillers have become big business. The book was published in the Us by Doubleday and became a bestseller. The novel is about a corporate headhunter steals valuable artwork from the homes of his applicants. After his latest heist goes awry, the headhunter finds himself in over his »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Sacha Gervasi Adapting Headhunters

14 December 2011 2:30 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With Europe currently a prime target for remake material (especially given the hype over The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), it’s no surprise that Hollywood’s remake bloodhounds have been sniffing out other properties that could potentially be fresh fodder. Case in point: Norwegian author Jo Nesbo’s novel Headhunters, which Summit has snapped up and set Anvil! The Story Of Anvil director Sacha Gervasi up to adapt.Someone already made the book into a film, with director Morten Tyldum overseeing a box-office smash in his native Norway that has since gone on to become its most successful release ever. Tyldum himself has been nabbed to start working on possible English-language projects and now his film’s source material will be making the leap.The book’s plot follows a corporate headhunter who moonlights as a cat burglar, stealing valuable paintings and other works of art from his wealthy applicants. »

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'Saw' Sequels On The Way, 'Evil Dead' Plot Revealed

8 December 2011 1:21 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

If you thought "Saw 3D" was going to be the last installment of the gory franchise, then you might want to sit down for this news. The rest of us can stand, because we saw this coming a mile away — every diehard horror fan knows that a movie claiming to be the "final" installment isn't really finished for good!

Lionsgate has just revealed that a new "Saw" flick is on the way. During an interview with CNBC, Vice Chairman Michael Burns got a little chatty about the company's big moneymaker. "I'm sure, some day, you'll see 'Saw' back in the picture," Burns said.

It makes sense, at least financially; Lionsgate has a potential franchise in "Hunger Games," but could certainly use backup from the reliable "Saw" series. From a fan standpoint, anyone who watched James Wan's "Insidious" could have guessed this was coming. Some of you may »

- Alison Nastasi

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Helen Mirren joins 'Alfred Hitchcock'

8 December 2011 12:24 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Helen Mirren is in talks to join the cast of Montecito's adaptation of the Stephen Rebello non-fiction book "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho."According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sacha Gervasi ("Anvil! The Story of Anvil") is directing.The project had been set up at Paramount but is now moving to Fox Searchlight.The 1998 book focuses on Hitchcock, at the height of his influence as a director, who decided to make a horror movie ("Psycho") that no studio wanted. He had to come up with the financing on his own and was vindicated when the film became a hit and eventually became one of the most influential films of all time. John McLaughlin ("Black Swan") wrote the adaptation, which will center »

- Adnan Tezer

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Helen Mirren To Join Hopkins On Hitchcock Biopic

8 December 2011 11:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Fox Searchlight have greenlit a biopic of legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock after being stuck in the development stage for the past four years at Paramount Pictures. Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins has been attached to play Hitchcock since the projects early beginnings while Helen Mirren is now expected to take the role of his wife Alma Reville. The film is set to take place during the making of his most iconic film Psycho, hence the projects obvious current title Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho.

Black Swan scribe John Mclaughlin has penned the script based on the non-fiction book by Stephen Rebello that charts Hitchcock’s struggles to get his film made.Anvil: The Story Of Anvil director Sacha Gervasi is set to helm.

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- Craig Hunter

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Hitchcock Biopics Collide: Sienna Miller and Toby Jones Join ‘The Girl;’ Helen Mirren Eyes ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho’

8 December 2011 9:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

After years of development projects trying to get a movie about Alfred Hitchcock on the screen, two are coming close to fruition. The first is Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, based on Stephen Rebello's book of the same title. (Rebello co-scripted with Black Swan writer John McLaughlin.) The film has had Anthony Hopkins set to play Hitch for a while, and just moved from Paramount to Fox Searchlight. And now Helen Mirren will likely play Hitchcock's wife Alma Reville. Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) is directing this one, the subject of which should be pretty evident from the title, and THR [1] says that this deal is still in early stages, but the film hopes to shoot in April. After the break, part of the creation of The Birds will hit HBO and the BBC. The other film is The Girl, which HBO Films will co-produce with the BBC. »

- Russ Fischer

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Daily Briefing. Another Hitchcock Story

8 December 2011 8:29 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Just yesterday, we got word from Deadline's Nancy Tartaglione that Sienna Miller and Toby Jones would be playing Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock in the BBC-hbo co-production, The Girl. Later that same day, the Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit broke the news that, after four years in development, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho "is in the process of being set up at Fox Searchlight. Anthony Hopkins, who is attached to play Hitchcock, and Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil), who is directing, are making the move and are being joined by Helen Mirren, who will play the filmmaker's wife, Alma Reville."

The Playlist's Kevin Jagernauth: "The subject matter is great stuff for movie buffs. Psycho was a project that Paramount hated. Hitchcock was originally going to direct No Bail for the Judge with Audrey Hepburn but had to scrap those plans when the actress became pregnant. So he moved on to Psycho, »

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Helen Mirren in talks to play Mrs Hitchcock opposite Anthony Hopkins

8 December 2011 8:22 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor looks set to play Alma Reville in Sacha Gervasi's film adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho

Helen Mirren looks set to join Anthony Hopkins on Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. The film, based on the non-fiction book by Stephen Rebello documenting the story behind the 1960 horror film, was in production with Paramount for four years, originally destined to be a mini-series, before moving over to Fox Searchlight.

In the director's chair is Sacha Gervasi, whose previous credits include madcap music mockumentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil. John McLaughlin, screenwriter of Black Swan, has adapted the book for the big screen.

Mirren is pencilled in to play Alma Reville, Hitchcock's wife, and the film examines their relationship against the backdrop of production on Psycho – which initially struggled to find finance, but which has since been lauded as one of the director's finest. The book, »

- Catherine Shoard

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Casting News: William Hurt In Stephenie Meyer's The Host; Benjamin Bratt's No Snitch; Helen Mirren Marries Hitchcock

8 December 2011 7:42 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Twilight fans have to be lamenting that the franchise is coming to an end, but, luckily, there's another potential franchise to fill the void. The Host, based on Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's 2008 novel of the same name will start shooting next February and will be in theaters on March 29, 2013 — a mere four months after The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 hits theaters.

While still exploring the theme of romance, The Host abandons vampires for an unseen alien race called Souls, who have taken over most of humanity by inhabiting their bodies as hosts. Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) is one of the few remaining survivors, but is finally captured and is invaded by a Soul named the Wanderer, a.k.a. Wanda (also played by Ronan), who can't gain complete control of Melanie's mind. Ian (Jake Abel) falls for Wanda, who, as Melanie, is still in love with Jerad (the recently »

- Ryan Gowland

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Helen Mirren In Talks To Join Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho

8 December 2011 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Academy Award winning actress Helen Mirren is reportedly in talks to join Sacha Gervasi's upcoming biopic Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho for the part of Alma Reville, Hitchcock's wife. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that multi-award winning actress Helen Mirren may sign on to play a role in the upcoming biopic film Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho. Mirren's tentative role is that of Alma Reville, wife of the famed director. The film, which will be directed by Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil), has been in production for four years at Paramount Pictures. Black Swan scribe John McLaughlin wrote the script and Anthony Hopkins is attached to star as Hitchcock himself. Everything is still in the early stages but rumors swirl that production could begin as »

- David Anderson

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Helen Mirren Playing Hitchcock's Wife

8 December 2011 1:51 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Helen Mirren has joined the cast of the dramatic comedy "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho" says Heat Vision.

Adapted from Stephen Rebello's non-fiction book, Anthony Hopkins will portray Hitchcock with the story focusing on his quest to make his 1960 horror classic "Psycho" - a film no studio wanted a part of at the time.

Hitchcock ultimately secured financing himself. Mirren will play his wife Alma Reville, a talented editor in her own right who was particularly good at error correction including dialogue revision, plot inconsistencies and continuity problems such as Janet Leigh's swallowing while playing dead during the infamous "Psycho" shower scene.

Previously set up at Paramount Pictures, the project is now at Fox Searchlight. Sacha Gervasi ("Anvil: The Story of Anvil") directs from a script by John J. McLaughlin ("Black Swan") and author Stephen Rebello. Shooting kicks off in April. »

- Garth Franklin

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Searchlight to Tell the Take of 'Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho'

7 December 2011 9:16 PM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

After four years in development at Paramount, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho is in the process of being set up at Fox Searchlight, says Heat Vision. Anthony Hopkins, who is still attached to play Hitchcock, and Sacha Gervasi, who is directing, are making the move and are being joined by Helen Mirren, who will play the filmmaker's wife, Alma Reville. Sources caution that the dealmaking behind the move and Mirren boarding is in the early stages, but an April production start is being eyed. The project is based on the non-fiction book by Stephen Rebello that tracks how Hitchcock, at the height of his game as a director, decided to make a "lowly" horror movie. No studio wanted to touch it initially, so Hitchcock scrounged for financing by himself. The movie, of course, became one of his biggest hits and one of the most influential of all time. »

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Mirren to Play Psycho With Hopkins

7 December 2011 5:26 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Helen Mirren is in early talks to join Anthony Hopkins in Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, says The Holloywood Reporter. If everything works out, Mirren will be playing Alma Reville the wife of Alfred Hitchcock, who will be played by Anthony Hopkins.If you were not able to tell by the film's title, it tells the story of Hitchcock's battle with the studio over the making of Psycho. Apparently everyone thought he was wasting his time making a "lowly" horror film. So, I guess he showed them, right?It will be directed by Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvile)  The screenplay, based on the non-fiction book by Stephen Robello, was written by Black Swan co-writer John McLaughlin.This sounds like an interesting film. I love behind the scenes stories that chronicle the trials and tribulations of bringing classics to the big screen. Especially a film like Pscyho that basically redefined the genre. »

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Helen Mirren to Go Psycho for Hitchcock Project?

7 December 2011 5:20 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Style. Beauty. Grace. We'll watch the eternally lovely Helen Mirren in anything. Having her circle Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho? Well hell, that's just the icing on the proverbial cake!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, after four years in development at Paramount, the film is finally in the process of being set up at Fox Searchlight.

Anthony Hopkins, who is attached to play Hitchcock, and Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil), who is directing, are being joined by Mirren, who will play the filmmaker's wife, Alma Reville.

The project is based on the non-fiction book by Stephen Rebello that tracks how Hitchcock, at the height of his game as a director, decided to make a "lowly" horror movie. No studio wanted to touch it initially so Hitchcock scrounged for financing by himself. The movie, of course, became one of his biggest hits and one of the most influential films of all time. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Helen Mirren Says 'I Do' to 'Alfred Hitchcock'

7 December 2011 4:18 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

The Master has found his Mistress.

Helen Mirren will be playing Alma Rainville, the wife of world-renowned filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, in the upcoming biography film that we really hope ends up getting a better title, "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho,'" according to Heat Vision.

Mirren will be playing the better half of Anthony Hopkins' Hitchcock, with Sacha Gervasi ("Anvil! The Story of Anvil") set to direct. News of Mirren's casting comes with the announcement that the long-in-development project has moved from Paramount to Fox Searchlight.

"Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho'" (maybe with the studio change will also come a new title, 'cause that one really has to go) tracks how Hitchcock had to raise the funding for his low-budget horror movie himself after no studio would touch it. The film, written by John McLaughlin ("Black Swan") from the book by Stephen Rebello, also »

- Bryan Enk

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