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Yellow Bird (the original "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") are embarking on "Occupied," a ten-part political thriller original series based on an idea by Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbø ("Headhunters").
Set in the not so distant future, the story has Russia having staged a 'silk-glove' invasion of Norway to officially secure the oil import for the rest of the world. The series then explores what happens to a nation under such an invasion.
Erik Skoldbjaerg ("Insomnia," "Prozac Nation") will direct the first two episodes of this English, Norwegian and Russian language project. Shooting is expected to begin in early 2014 for a 2015 transmission.
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- Garth Franklin
Millennium Trilogy producer Yellow Bird is embarking on a 10-part original series based on an idea by bestselling Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbø. International drama Occupied is a political thriller set in a not so distant future where Russia has staged a “silk-glove” invasion of Norway to officially secure the oil import for the rest of the world. The series looks at what happens to a nation under such an invasion. Developed by Yellow Bird and Nesbø, Occupied will be co-produced with Zodiak Media’s French drama outfit Gtv for Norway’s Nrk and French/German channel Arte. Erik Skoldbjaerg, writer/director of the original Insomnia and director of Prozac Nation, will helm the first two episodes. Norwegian writer Harald Rosenloew Eeg is also on the the English-, Norwegian- and Russian-language project. Shooting is expected to begin in early 2014 for a 2015 transmission on Nrk, Arte and other Nordic channels to be announced shortly. »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
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The uneducated Oscar follower will think that Michelle Williams big break came in Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain as Alma, the young wife that discovers her husband’s dark secret. The truth is Ms. Williams started gaining independent attention in films like The Station Agent (2003), in which she was nominated along with her co-stars for Cast Ensemble by the Screen Actors Guild Awards; she also captured attention as “Ruby” in Erik Skjoldbjærg’s Prozac Nation (2001) with Christina Ricci and as Lana in Wim Wenders’ Land of Plenty (2004), a performance that netted her a Best Actress nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards. When Williams was cast as Alma in Lee’s film, in her minimal screen time, Williams was able to make an undeniable impression. As Alma makes her progression from a loving and devoted wife and mother to an enigma of confusion after she witnesses her husband Ennis (Heath Ledger »
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