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The story follows Daniel, a Londoner who believes his parents are living a peaceful life on a farm in rural Sweden. One day he receives a frantic call from his father - his mother has escaped from a mental hospital shortly after being committed.
Shortly after his mother calls him, telling him she's en-route and asking for the chance to tell her story. Has she had a psychotic break? Of is she victim of a terrible conspiracy that implicates the man's father in a terrible crime?
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- Garth Franklin
The mystery novel set in London and Sweden reached number two in the UK bestseller charts during its opening month and also proved a bestseller in Australia, Germany and Israel.
It is the latest book from Tom Rob Smith, whose Child 44 trilogy has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, the first of which has been made as a film directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, and is due for release this year. He also created the five-part BBC backed mini-series, London Spy, which will air in 2015.
Madden, head of film at Shine, said: “I’ve been »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
The innovative mystery, set in London and Sweden, reached number two in the U.K. charts during its opening month, and is also a bestseller in Australia, Germany and Israel, with a further 13 major territories sold.
The novel centers on Daniel, who believes his parents are living a peaceful life on a farm in rural Sweden. He then receives a frantic call from his father: his mother has escaped from a mental hospital shortly after being committed.
He then receives a call from his mother, who is en route to London. She »
- Leo Barraclough
No screenwriter is attached to the project yet, but it is based on the novel of the same name written by Jo Nesbø (Headhunters). The story follows a hitman who is hired to kill the wife of his boss, but he falls in love with her, causing them to both go on the run from the mob together. The book is the first in a planned trilogy, with Blood on Snow 2: More Blood arriving in 2015 and The Kidnapping closing out the series in 2016. Jo Nesbø wrote the book under the pseudonym Tom Buchanan, who will become a victim in The Kidnapping.
Leonardo DiCaprio gets involved with lots of things, so you may have forgotten that last fall the actor inked a deal to produce and possibly star in the big screen adaptation of bestselling author Jo Nesbø's forthcoming two-part book series "Blood On Snow" (written under the pseudonym Tom Johansson, which seems a bit pointless since everyone knows who wrote it, but whatever). Well, DiCaprio is still deciding whether or to star in the thing, but has lined up a pretty great director to take it on. Daniel Espinosa ("Safe House," "Easy Money") is in talks to take the reins on this story that follows an assassin who falls for his boss' wife after being assigned to kill her. Oops. No word yet on who will adapt the books, or when this might roll. Espinosa is currently busy in post on "Child 44" starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman and Joel Kinnaman, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Exclusive: Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa is in talks with Warner Bros to develop to direct Blood On Snow, which Leonardo DiCaprio is eyeing as a potential star vehicle. This is a two-book series that Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbo has written under the pseudonym Tom Johansson. The books, which Knopf will publish in two installments this fall and the following spring, will be produced by Kevin McCormick’s Langley Park (which is bringing Charlie And The Chocolate Factory to Broadway) and DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran’s Appian Way, which is coming off Best Picture nominee The Wolf Of Wall Street. They will now go out to scribes to draft the tale of a hit man who’s forced to go into hiding after he fails on a job and finds himself on the run with his intended target, who unfortunately happens to be his boss’s wife. Landing Espinosa is a coup. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Announced for development last year , Leonardo DiCaprio is among the producers of the upcoming Blood on Snow . Today, Variety reports that Safe House and Easy Money helmer Daniel Espinosa is in talks to direct with DiCaprio still eyeing the leading role. Blood on Snow is an adaptation of crime fiction author Jo Nesbo's upcoming novel, written under his nom de plume, Tom Johansen. "Blood on Snow" follows a hitman who is tasked with offing his boss' wife only to find that he's fallen in love with her. Two literary sequels are already planned and, in the third, Johansen himself becomes a character. Espinosa is currently working on Child 44 with Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Vincent Cassel and Jason Clarke starring. In addition to »
Exclusive: Universal Pictures has set Max Botkin to write Prosthesis, the visually-driven science fiction film created by Arvind Palep, who’s attached to direct. Universal acquired the property based on a ten-minute teaser trailer, blending VFX with storyboards and live-action footage hatched by 1stAveMachine, the multimedia production company that Palep co-created with Serge Patzak. Latter will produce with Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson, with Gotham’s Peter McHugh exec producing with Sam Penfield. An earlier draft of the screenplay was written by Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple. Botkin wrote the Black List script What Happened To Monday, which is percolating at Vendome with Tommy Wirkola directing and Noomi Rapace attached to star. Verve, Eml Entertainment and attorney Larry Kopeikin rep the scribe. Universal’s Anikah McLaren and Chloe Yellin are overseeing. Palep is repped by Wme, The Gotham Group and attorney George Davis. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
If Michael Haneke's "Amour" presented death as a sobering inevitability, one that will test the bounds of our ability to love, actress Valeria Golino has a slightly more nuanced perspective in her directorial debut "Miele." While the subject of euthanasia is the entryway into the story, Golino wisely strays from turning her film into an Issues Movie, and instead opts to explore death both as a vessel for closure and a window into appreciating the life we have. The Noomi Rapace-esque Jasmine Trinca (all cropped hair, switchblade scowl and tomboy figure) leads the film as Irene, aka the titular Miele (meaning honey), her code name when she's on the job as an assisted suicide practitioner. Since assisted suicide is illegal in Italy, it requires almost Lisbeth Salander-ish levels of covert maneuvers. She travels to Mexico once a month and smuggles back veterinary grade barbiturates which she uses as part of her procedures, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Director: Michael R. Roskam
Writer: Dennis Lehane
U.S. Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Michael R. Roskam’s English language debut is a no-brainer entry on this list – after all, his feature debut, the unshakable Bullhead was a hardcore revenge film that even found the difficult palates from the Academy could appreciate for some Best Foreign language category nomination love. The newly minted The Drop which will likely feature a pissed off Tom Hardy (look for comparisons to be made between him and Matthias Schoenaerts) might actually become the best of Dennis Lehane’s overrated book to film adaptations.
Gist: This centers on a Boston bartender (Hardy) who rescues a dog from a garbage can. This act of good will gets him into more trouble than he can imagine, »
- Eric Lavallee
It looks like BBC Two period gangster drama Peaky Blinders is about to get a whole lot better when the much anticipated second season hits later this year. Tom Hardy will be joining the ranks for season two. The announcement was made today on the shows official Facebook page. Although little is known of Hardy's role just yet, he is said to be playing the part of a "charismatic leader" who provides a unique opportunity to the show's leading character Tommy Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy.
Season two of Peaky Blinders will mark the third time Hardy and Murphy have acted together, the previous two times being Christopher Nolan's Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. It also marks a reunion of sorts with the shows creator Steven Knight who recently worked with Hardy on Locke.
2014 already looks like it's going to be a busy year for Tom Hardy. He's »
- Gary Collinson
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Writers: Richard Price
U.S. Distributor: Summit Ent/Lionsgate
Based on the first novel from a popular trilogy, this sounds like a melding of John Le Carre and Stieg Larsson (of course, mainplayers Rapace and Oldman might be responsible for that ambiance as well). Helmed by Swedish director Daniel Espinosa, who received wide acclaim with his 2010 film, Easy Money, we’re hoping this gets more traction than his 2012 English language debut, Safe House. A killer (and very masculine) cast should make this one to watch for, though screenwriter Richard Price can be a bit iffy. He’s been working television since his last feature screenplay, which was 2006’s Freedomland…but we’re hoping this is the same caliber »
- Nicholas Bell
In 2012, a cast of international stars including South African Oscar-winner Charlize Theron, German thespian Michael Fassbender, American up-and-comer Logan Marshall-Green, Swedish stunner Noomi Rapace and English hunk Idris Elba collided for the sort-of prequel to Ridley Scott's Alien, Prometheus. While we wait for updates on a possible prequel sequel, Rapace and Elba are re-teaming for another thriller, though this one is swapping space for the gritty decay of New York City. Reporting from the European Film Market, THR reveals Rapace and Elba are set to star in Alive Alone, a crime-drama penned by Khurram Longi. Also joining the cast is Avatar star Sam Worthington. The script made the coveted Black List in 2010 (the annual list of the most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood), as well as the Brit List. The film will be the first Rapace will also produce; plus it will mark Longi's directorial debut. His previous writing »
We’ve got a couple of casting announcements to attend to this afternoon. First up, Idris Elba and Sam Worthington have boarded the dramatic thriller Alive Alone as Matthias Schoenaerts has dropped out of the picture. Elba will play an ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay working as a taxi driver whose world collides with a prostitute (Noomi Rapace) on the run from a feared crime boss (Worthington). The story takes place in New York City and Khurram Longi is making his directorial debut on the feature, which he also wrote. Per Deadline, production is looking to get underway next month. Additionally, Deadline reports that John Travolta will lead the voice cast of the insane-sounding independent animated feature Gummy Bear. The 2D/3D animated pic “sees Gummy and his friends—a vegetarian vampire bat, a cat, and a chameleon—fighting to save an alien planet from destruction.” A director is not yet »
- Adam Chitwood
News from Berlin has surfaced that Elba and Sam Worthington are joining the cast, with Thunder Road Pictures (We Are Marshall, Brooklyn’s Finest) making the film, currently being shopped to buyers at the European Film Market by Protagonist Pictures.
Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone) was originally signed on to take the male lead when Alive Alone was being shopped at Cannes last year, but he’s unfortunately had to pull out for personal reasons.
Elba will be taking his place, starring as Jamal, an ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay now working as a taxi driver. Rapace stars opposite as Sarah, a prostitute on the run from a feared crime boss (Worthington). When their worlds collide, the two unexpectedly find salvation in each other.
Khurram Longi makes »
- Kenji Lloyd
Protagonist Pictures has announced today that their upcoming film Alive Alone has just signed two new cast members in the form of Idris Elba and Sam Worthington. They’ll join Noomi Rapace in the New York-set drama, which will mark the feature film debut of Khurram Longi.
Based on a script that Longi penned, which made the Black List, the film will see Elba (taking over for Matthias Schoenaerts) in the lead role, that of an “ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay working as a taxi driver.” He eventually crosses paths with a prostitute (Rapace) who’s on the run from a ruthless crime boss (Worthington) and they “unexpectedly find salvation in one another.”
That synopsis is pretty vague but the talented cast along with the Black List script has me hopeful for this one. I also absolutely love Idris Elba. His star is rising rather rapidly right now and it’s »
- Matt Joseph
Elba plays Jamal, an ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee now working as a taxi driver. Rapace will play Sarah, a prostitute on the run from a feared crime boss (Worthington).
Jamal and Sarah soon find unexpected salvation in each other. Basil Iwanyk will produce.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Elba will star as Jamal, an ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay working as a taxi driver, and Rapace will play Sarah, a prostitute on the run from a feared crime boss. When their worlds collide, they unexpectedly find salvation in each other.
Worthington will play the crime boss Murphy.
- Diksha Singh
Though he tends to play heroes more than bad guys, Sam Worthington is headed into villainous territory for the new thriller Alive Alone. He’s set to star alongside Idris Elba and Noomi Rapace.Writer Khurram Longi is using the script (a veteran of both The Black List and the Brit List) to mark his directorial debut with the New York-set thriller. Elba will play Jamal, a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay who meets and helps Sarah (Rapace) a prostitute on the run from a fearsome, violent crime boss. Worthington, as you might be able to guess, is set as the troublemaker.Thunder Road Pictures has stumped up the cash for this one, which is currently being touted to buyers at the European Film Market.Elba has three films coming up, including The Gunman, Second Coming and No Good Deed. He’s also attached to the long-gestating Luther film and »
Variety reports that Idris Elba will join Sam Worthington and Noomi Rapace in the independently produced thriller, Alive Alone, for Thunder Road Pictures and Protagonist Pictures.The film, which is set to shoot next month in new York City, will be the directorial debut of screenwriter Khurram Longi, whose screenplay for the film made both the Black List in the U.S. and the Brit List in the U.K.In the film Elba will play “Jamal, an ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay working as a taxi driver, and Rapace will play Sarah, a prostitute on the run from a feared crime boss. When their worlds collide, they unexpectedly find salvation in each other.” »
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