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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
Old MacDonald had a farm and so does Tom Rob Smith, the bestselling novelist whose Soviet-era thriller Child 44 is currently blazing to the screen like a Tom Hardy-shaped bullet. His Child 44 follow-up, The Farm, has been picked up by BBC Films and Shine Pictures with a view to a movie adaptation.Unlike Macca, whose day-to-day is mostly concerned with oink-oinks and baa-baas, Smith’s collection of barns and outhouses holds a dark secret. Daniel, a 29 year-old Londoner, believes his mum and dad are living a quiet existence in a southern Swedish farmstead, until a call comes through saying that his mum has had a psychiatric episode and is on the lam from her hospital ward.Soon afterwards his troubled mother, Tilde, touches down in London with wild claims of conspiracy and a cargo of evidence against Daniel’s dad. The plot, as they say, thickens.Says the head of BBC Films, »
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. »
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.
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
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 »
Tom Hardy isn't afraid to flaunt his assets ... for charity!The "Inception" star showed off his toned torso and extensive tattoo collection on the set of a photo shoot for a new Stand Up To Cancer campaign.In the pic, he's running towards the camera without a shirt, sporting a pair of green plaid boxers, a navy blue robe and matching sneakers. He's also rocking a bushy beard on the set.It's been a busy few months for the British hunk. He's starring in a few upcoming movies, including "Mad Max: Fury Road," "Child 44" and "The Drop."We have to say, the 36-year-old has more tattoos than we expected! What do you think of his shirtless physique? Tell toofab in the comment section below, and check out more tatted up celebs in the gallery above. Read more »
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It remains to be seen whether Tom Hardy is a legit leading man quite yet. He.s stayed busy in a number of films, and has four big roles coming this year. He.s about to be seen in the thriller Locke, which promises all Hardy all the time in every scene. He.s also a part of the murder mystery Child 44, and will be seen saving puppies in The Drop. And finally, though we may experience the end of the world before we actually see it, Hardy is the lead in the forever-filming Mad Max: Fury Road. He.s certainly in demand with casting agents. But what if you could have two of him? According to Screen Daily, Hardy is considering a starring role in Legend, about the infamous Kray brothers. Ronald and Reginald Kray were legendary criminals in 1950.s and 1960.s London who also happened to be »
Working Title is the new home of a thriller about the Kray twins, written by Oscar-winning writer Brian Helgeland (La Confidential), who will also direct.
Tom Hardy is in talks to star as both brothers in Legend (working title), which will chart the tortured and unique relationship between gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, the identical twin brothers infamous for their criminal exploits in London during the 1950s and 1960s.
According to sources close to the British actor, the project is one of several The Dark Knight Rises star is considering. Currently in development, the production is aiming to shoot in the UK later this year.
Working Title, whose recent features include Rush, About Time and Berlin title The Two Faces of January, is developing and producing the project.
The script takes in associates, rivals - such »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
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
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
“London Spy” is a contempo thriller in which an innocent, young romantic is drawn into the dangerous world of espionage.
It starts with a chance encounter between Danny, who is gregarious, hedonistic and romantic, and the anti-social, enigmatic and brilliant Alex, who works for the British intelligence services.
Just as they realize that they’re perfect for each other, Alex disappears. Danny, utterly ill-equipped to take on the complex world of British espionage, must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth.
The miniseries will shoot this year and airs on BBC Two in 2015.
It is produced by Smith. »
- Leo Barraclough
Although the idea of remaking director Paul Verhoeven's classic 1987 sci-fi satire "RoboCop" may seem blasphemous to some, its ideas about technology, man-vs.-machine, ruthless corporate greed and the militarization of civil society are just as relevant today as they were more than a quarter-century ago. Wisely, Brazilian director Jose Padilha ("Elite Squad") has adapted the original's concepts to a modern setting and, most importantly, found Joel Kinnaman to make the role of Alex Murphy/RoboCop his own while honoring the legendary portrayal by Peter Weller.
The Swedish-American Kinnaman toiled in Swedish TV, theater and films before landing a breakout role in "Easy Money" (known in Sweden as "Snabba Cash"), the first of several collaborations with director and fellow Swede Daniel Espinosa ("Safe House"). But what put him on the map for U.S. audiences was his portrayal of Detective Stephen Holder in the AMC series "The Killing," which will »
- Don Kaye
BBC Two has announced details of an upcoming five-part drama series.
The thriller series is centred around an "innocent, young romantic" named Danny who gets caught up in a world of espionage and conspiracy.
It will be set on a London street that houses the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service on one side and the headquarters of the gay clubbing scene on the other.
Hedonistic Danny falls for the antisocial Alex after a chance encounter from both sides of the street, before Alex suddenly disappears. Danny must now decide whether he has what it takes to find out what happened to him.
Speaking about his first television drama, creator Tom Rob Smith said: "It's very exciting to have one of the best production companies in the country, Working Title, produce »
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