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According to Variety, Daniel Espinosa is in early negotiations with Warner Bros for Blood on Snow a project produced and developed by Leonardo DiCaprio. The project is an adaptation of a novel written by Jo Nesbo, written under the pseudonym of Tom Johansen and has two literary sequels. Dicaprio is producing the project along with his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davision Killoran and Langley Park’s Kevin MCormick.
The story is based on a hit man that runs away with his former boss’ wife after falling a job, kind of like that one Futurama episode, or all the Futurama episodes with the Don Bot. Leonardo DiCaprio wants the lead role of this project because he’d be able to portray a contract killer experiences a crisis of morality after falling in love.
- Hector E Rivas
News Simon Brew 6 Mar 2014 - 07:00
If David Fincher's Us remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was supposed to open the floodgates to a host of Scandanavian thrillers making it to cinemas, it doesn't seem to have really happened yet. Certainly not from Hollywood anyway.
But here's one that does seem to be on its way. Jo Nesbo's book Blood On Snow was picked up by Warner Bros recently, and the movie has been nurtured with Leonardo DiCaprio in mind. He's being lined up to star as a hitman who has to go into hiding when a job doesn't go to plan. What's more, he goes into hiding taking his target with him, who just happens to be the wife of his boss.
It's still early stages for the film, »
Leonardo DiCaprio is already on board to both star and produce the thriller.
Blood on Snow is based on the novel of the same name from author Jo Nesbo, Variety reports.
The premise follows a hitman, who ends up on the run from the mob after a job goes wrong.
Warner Bros has yet to comment on their negotiations with Espinosa. »
When first we heard about Leonardo DiCaprio becoming attached to the adaptation of Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo’s pseudonymously penned book series Blood On Snow, we pictured the title quickly settling on to the long list of films DiCaprio is developing. Warner Bros. is hoping to juice the process up, however, with Safe House director Daniel Espinosa entering talks to make the film.Nesbo’s set of two pulp-throwback books, written under the name Tom Johansen, focus on a hit man tasked by his boss with killing the employer’s wife. But he goes and falls in love with the woman, which throws a right old spanner in the works and ends up with the couple going on the run. Publishing house Knopf will bring them to shelves this autumn and next spring in a staggered release.The next step, assuming Espinosa makes a deal, will be to find »
Leonardo DiCaprio is attached to star in and produce the adaptation of the novel by Jo Nesbo ("Headhunters"). DiCaprio would play 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.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
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.
Sunday wasn’t Leonardo DiCaprio‘s night, as it turned out, but the five-time Oscar nominee isn’t letting that slow him down. One of his many upcoming projects, Blood on Snow, is taking a big step forward as Safe House director Daniel Espinosa enters talks to helm. DiCaprio has been attached to produce and possibly star in the thriller since […]
- Angie Han
Daniel Espinosa has signed on to direct the adaptation of Jo Nesbo.s novel Blood On Snow. The film will be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio under his Appian Way banner, and may possibly serve as his next headlining role. The novel has yet to be released. Nesbo is penning a trilogy under the name Tom Johansen. The series will begin with Blood On Snow, then is said to follow up with More Blood On The Water and end with The Kidnapping. These are just tentative titles at the moment. Blood »
- Niki Stephens
Daniel Espinosa, who directed the pretty decent Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds actioner Safe House a couple of years ago, is in talks to helm the big-screen adaptation of Scandinavian author Jo Nesbo’s as yet unreleased novel Blood On Snow, so reports Deadline.
The project, housed over at Warner Brothers, is set to star Leonardo DiCaprio, who also produces with his Appian Way production banner. The trade blog reports that the story revolves around ‘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.’
Blood On Snow is set as a two-title series that Nesbo is writing under the pseudonym Tom Johansson. They are due to hit stores in late 2014, with the second book following in 2015.
- Paul Heath
Though Leonardo DiCaprio is no longer part of The Deep Blue Good-by adaptation with James Mangold attached to direct, the actor is still attached to star in and produce the Warner Bros. adaptation of Jo Nesbo's thriller Blood on Snow (or Blood on the Snow as it was reported last fall), which was written under the pseudonym Tom Johansson. Now Deadline reports Safe House director Daniel Espinosa is on board to develop the film to direct. However, since this is the first in a two book series, we're not sure if both books will be combined into one single film, or if there's the chance for a two-part film adaptation as well. The Norwegian novel follows a hit man who is tasked with killing his boss' wife, but he ends up falling in love with her instead of assassinating her. Now a writer needs to be found to adapt the »
- Ethan Anderton
Daniel Espinosa is kind of a big deal these days, but I’m not exactly sure why. He first put himself on the map with the enjoyable Swedish flick Easy Money, starring Joel Kinnaman, but followed that up with the horrible Safe House, starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. Despite the fact that the film was mostly panned by critics, it did turn a healthy profit at the box office for Warner Bros., so naturally, the studio wants to hop back into bed with the red-hot director once more.
According to Deadline, Espinosa is in talks to direct Blood On Snow (though I’ve seen it referred to as Blood on the Snow as well) for Warner Bros., which has Leonardo DiCaprio eyeing the lead role. Based on crime novelist Jo Nesbo’s novel of the same name, we first heard about the project back in the fall, at which »
- Matt Joseph
Pic will be based on the Jo Nesbo novel which follows a hitman, who after failing a recent job, must go on the run from the mob along with his former boss’ wife.
Espinosa previously directed the box office smash “Safe House” for Universal. His next pic “Child 44,” starring Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman, bows later this year. He is repped by UTA and Magnolia Entertainment.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.
- Justin Kroll
It looks like an adaptation of one of crime novelist Jo Nesbø’s books is coming close to fruition. A few years ago, Working Title purchased Nesbø’s The Snowman and Summit acquired the rights to Headhunters, but neither project has materialized in the ensuing time. Last year, Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the upcoming novel Blood on Snow as a potential starring vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio, and now Deadline reports that Safe House director Daniel Espinosa is in talks to develop to direct the adaptation. Now, “develop to direct” isn’t the same as “direct in the next few months” so we still may be a ways off from the Blood on Snow film, but this is certainly a step forward. Hit the jump for more. Per Deadline, Espinosa and Warner Bros. will now go out to writers in order to draft a screenplay for Blood on Snow. »
- Adam Chitwood
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 »
Chances are you spotted an incredible dress at the Oscars that you would love to wear, if it didn't cost thousands of dollars!Though you may not be able to afford the custom couture that Amy Adams, Lupita N'Yongo, and Julia Roberts rocked on the red carpet, toofab has found a few pocket-friendly options to help you get the look for less.While Lupita's custom Prada gown probably won’t fit into your monthly budget, we found a similar blue chiffon dress from Bariano, which has the same look and feel as Academy Award winner's ensemble, but will only set you back $166. The gown is available online at LuLu's. Style it with these Daniel Espinosa jewels.Kate's glamorous Atelier Versace gown earned her a Best Dressed nod. And while her gown is one-of-a-kind, we found a great alternative for only $152 from Raquel at Forever Unique. Add a pop of bling with these Daniel Espinosa earrings. »
- tooFab Staff
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
If you’ve enjoyed the new remake of RoboCop — or even if you didn’t — you can’t go wrong by checking out newly minted Hollywood leading man Joel Kinnaman in a fantastic film made on his home turf of Sweden. (Were you fooled by Kinnaman’s flawless American accent? He’s not American.) Easy Money, from 2010, had only a small release in North America in 2012, unsurprising given the general lack of interest by U.S. audiences in reading subtitles. Its similarly limited release in the U.K. in 2013 is surprising, however, because »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Something of a slower week for me, on Monday I watched RoboCop and right when I got home I watched the original again just for the sake of comparison. My only other theatrical viewing was About Last Night, which my wife and I were going to go see on Valentine's, but it was only showing in two awful theaters nearby and so we decided not to, stayed home and I got her to watch Before Sunrise for the first time. I also watched Mike Nichols' Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfc on TCM and I still have to review Easy Money: Hard to Kill (Snabba Cash II), which I also watched this week and while it's decent, it has some massive plot issues. On top of that, director Babak Najafi is no Daniel Espinosa, but I am curious in watching the third and (I think) final film in the trilogy, »
- Brad Brevet
BBC Two Acquires Tom Rob Smith Thriller ‘London Spy’ Child 44 author Tom Rob Smith has created a new drama series that’s been picked up by BBC Two. London Spy is a five-part contemporary thriller that sees an innocent young man drawn into a dangerous world of espionage. In the center of London is a street with the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service on one side and the headquarters of gay clubbing on the other. A chance romance between two people from opposite sides of that street takes a turn when one of them disappears. The series will shoot this year and air in 2015. Smith is producing; Juliette Howell, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are exec producing for Working Title Television. Polly Hill exec produces for BBC Two. Smith’s Child 44 is being adapted as a feature directed by Daniel Espinosa and produced by Ridley Scott. The film stars Tom Hardy, »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
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