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Official Swedish Trailer for Lasse Hallström's Thriller 'The Hypnotist'

Ready to be hypnotized? The first trailer for Lasse Hallström's newest Swedish thriller The Hypnotist, starring Mikael Persbrandt and Lena Olin, has debuted online thanks to Twitch. This adaptation of another Swedish crime novel called Hypnotisören is supposed to be the latest hit Scandinavian intense thriller following Dragon Tattoo and Snabba Cash. This trailer doesn't have subtitles yet, but the embed has a shoddy transcribed translation (we'll update). That said, it definitely looks interesting and twisted and weird. If you're a fan of Lasse Hallström or these dark Swedish thrillers, you need to see this trailer anyway. Watch the first Swedish trailer for Lasse Hallström's The Hypnotist, originally from Twitch: After a young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer determined to wipe out the entire family, Detective Inspector Joona Linna (Tobias Zilliacus) works with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the hospitalized son who narrowly escaped death
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Stephen Gaghan Developing Leif G.W. Persson's Swedish Crime Books For TV

In the wake of the success of Swedish author Stieg Larsson's "Millenium" books and subsequent film series, which includes "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," many would have expected that his Scandinavian country would soon become a hotspot for Hollywood to dig deep for gritty crime novels ripe for adaptation. While it may not have happened as soon as many would have thought--though Lasse Hallström is getting ready to get "The Hypnotist" with Mikael Persbrandt moving--it looks as if 20th Century Fox are getting in on the action. Deadline is reporting that "Syriana" and "Traffic" writer Stephen Gaghan will help…
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Artwork for Lasse Hallstrom's Hypnotist Adaptation

Shock has received some early teaser art and a full synopsis for The Hypnotist , a Swedish production based on Lars Kepler's novel which is one in a string of novels about fictional Detective Joona Linna. Lasse Hallstrom ( The Cider House Rules ) was attached to the adaptation in February and a winter production start is expected. In the middle of a dark December night, psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark is woken by a telephone call from a hospital in Stockholm. Detective Inspector Joona Linna asks for his immediate help in treating an unconscious patient suffering from acute trauma. He hopes that Erik will be able to communicate with the young boy through hypnosis, enabling the police to question him. They hope to find out who so brutally murdered his parents and younger sister,...
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Lasse Hallstrom Develops Psychological Thriller The Hypnotist: First Film Poster

The Hypnotist is a film that is currently in pre-production from Sonet Film and others. This is a psychological thriller, as psychiatrist Erik Bark must help a victim of violence. Then, his own trauma hampers a police investigation involving the victim's murdered family.

The first film poster for The Hypnotist shows a tunnel or an eye, depending on how you look at the graphic. Based on the first promo' sheet and synopsis, this film is one of the more intriguing thrillers in development. 2012 is the expected released date (Europe) , but a North American release could be a little longer.

The synopsis for The Hypnotist is here:

"In the middle of a dark December night, psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark is woken by a telephone call from a hospital in Stockholm. Detective Inspector Joona Linna asks for his immediate help in treating an unconscious patient suffering from acute trauma.

He hopes that
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Mikael Persbrandt To Lead Lasse Hallstrom’s Hypnotist

Best known for films like Susanne Bier’s In A Better World or, more poignantly, Everlasting Moments, actor Mikael Persbrandt has found himself on the tip of tongues around Hollywood.

Now, Bloody Disgusting is reporting that the actor has found a brand new gig to call his own. The outlet is reporting that he’ll star in Lasse Hallstrom’s (My Life As A Dog) upcoming take on the Lars Kepler novel, The Hypnotist. The actor, who will next be seen as Beorn in The Hobbit, will take on the role of Detective Joona Linna, a man who must look into a triple homicide, by having a survivor hypnotized.

The film will shoot this winter following The Hobbit, and could very well be the start of a Girl With The Dragon Tattoo-like franchise. Personally, while I’ve never read the book, I do really like Persbrandt as a thespian, and in this type of film,
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Brolin Tops 'Oldboy' Wishlist, Animals Make Movies and Fake Harry Potter Criterion Covers

So I have three casting related stories for you and a couple of around the Internet obscurities that are more interesting than they are newsworthy. Let's get to it.

Twitch, the website that first reported Spike Lee would be directing the Oldboy remake, is now reporting Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men) is at the top of Mandate's casting wishlist for the film's lead role. Choi Min-Sik played the role in Chan-wook Park's highly-acclaimed South Korean version.

The site also reports both Chan-wook Park's 2003 original film and the Japanese manga it was adapted from will be used as source material for Lee's film.

A comparison to Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Infernal Affairs, written by William Monahan, is said to be a good comparison for how the film will be treated. Just like The Departed we can expect "characters and scenarios from the source material as a
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Hobbit Star Mikael Persbrandt to See The Hypnotist

Hypnosis. Man, we just don't get it. As popular as the notion of someone being able to put you in a trance and search the dark recesses of your mind is, we're as skeptical as can be. Unless of course it's a comedy act and we get to watch a one-legged man hump a chair (the visions are still burned into our psyches).

In any event, word has come today that Hobbit star Mikael Persbrandt has signed on to play Detective Linna in Lasse Hallstrom's big screen adaptation of the Lars Kepler novel The Hypnotist. The film is the first in a planned franchise based on Kepler's Detective Joona Linna series.

In the novel Detective Linna investigates a grisly triple homicide where the only survivor, a young boy, is too traumatized to testify. Linna convinces a famous psychologist, against his better judgment, to hypnotize the boy, setting off a terrifying chain of events.
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'Hobbit' Star Plays Detective in 'The Hypnotist'

'Hobbit' Star Plays Detective in 'The Hypnotist'
Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules) is set to direct his first Swedish film in 24 years, taking on the adaptation of best selling crime novel The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler, as previously reported. We learned today that Mikael Persbrandt - starring in Peter Jackson's forthcoming Hobbit - has landed the lead role as Detective Linna who "investigates a grisly triple homicide where the only survivor, a young boy, is too traumatized to testify. Linna convinces a famous psychologist, against his better judgment, to hypnotize the boy, setting off a terrifying chain of events." The film, which Hallstrom will begin shooting this winter, is the first in a planned franchise based on Kepler's Detective Joona Linna series, which are most successful Swedish crime novels worldwide after Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" trilogy.
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Only Nicole Kidman Left: Lasse Halstrom & Rachel Weisz Are Officially Out Of 'The Danish Girl'

Only Nicole Kidman Left: Lasse Halstrom & Rachel Weisz Are Officially Out Of 'The Danish Girl'
When Swedish director Lasse Hallström ("What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" "The Cider House Rules") announced he would be directing the Sweden-set crime thriller “The Hypnotist” this year, we asked, ok, what did this mean for Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films' developing transgendered drama “The Danish Girl”? Well, it apparently means that Hallström has bowed out, as has the loosely-attached co-star Rachel Weisz. “There has been too much back and forth with the film, I don´t think the script is perfect and since Rachel Weisz left the project two weeks ago, there is not a complete cast,” Hallstrom told ScreenDaily today. “This is…
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Weisz To Deal With Kidman's Sex-Change

  • Dark Horizons
Rachel Weisz is the latest name tentatively attached to Lasse Hallstrom's sex-change-drama "The Danish Girl" reports The Playlist.

Based on the non-fiction novel by David Ebershoff, Weisz would play Greta Wegener, a portrait painter in 1920s Copenhagen who asked her husband Einar to stand in for an absent female model.

Slipping on a dress, stockings and woman’s shoes began a metamorphosis into Lili. When the photos became wildly popular, Greta encouraged her husband to do more.

The harmless game evolved into something deeper - the landmark 1931 first sex-change operation that shocked the world and threatened their marriage. Greta finally let go when she realized the man she married no longer exists.

While Nicole Kidman has been attached to play Einar/Lili for almost two years, the film has seen numerous other people come and go. Charlize Theron was previously attached to play Greta while Tomas Alfredsson ("Let The Right One In
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Berlin: Hallstrom Returns to Sweden to Direct Crime Thriller The Hypnotist

Many foreign directors dream of making it in Hollywood, and after breaking out with My Life as a Dog Sweden's Lasse Hallstrom certainly did, directing What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? Something to Talk About, The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, An Unfinished Life, Casanova, The Hoax and Dear John. But his last, Hachi, went straight to video in the U.S. and did middling business overseas; the market is unforgiving now for his stock-in-trade, heart-warming dramas. Thus Hallström is returning to make his first feature in Sweden in 24 years. The Hypnotist, based on yet another bestselling Swedish crime novel, will start principal photography this coming winter for release in fall 2012; pseudonymous writer Lars Kepler (actually the duo Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril) plan to continue a series ...
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Bale Back with Anderson, Pike in 'Wrath of the Titans' and Palahniuk's 'Snuff' Finds Casting

We'll kick things off today with a couple of items on soon-to-be Oscar winner Christian Bale. He appears set to reunite with his The Machinist director Brad Anderson on an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel Concrete Island. Here's how Anderson describes the project to Edward Douglas of Shock Till You Drop: "The best way to describe it is it's like an urban Robinson Crusoe story - a guy crashes a car into a highway interchange and is marooned in this weedy lot, injured, and can't escape and he's basically trying to survive in the middle of the big urban Metropolis. It's sort of a crazy, cool Ballard-esque type story, but Christian's on board to do that when we can fit it into his schedule, of course." Anderson is also working on a movie called Jack with Samuel L. Jackson and Liev Schreiber on board, which Anderson describes as the
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Hallström Goes Under For "The Hypnotist'"

  • SneakPeek
Director Lasse Hallström ("An Unfinished Life") will direct "The Hypnotist", based on the Swedish-language crime novel. Prepping to start during the winter of 2011/2012, "The Hypnotist" will be the first of a series of features based on the work of author 'Lars Kepler', a pen name for husband/wife writing team Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril.

Premise of "The Hypnotist" follows the criminal investigation of a family by 'Detective Inspector Joona Linna'.

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Lasse Hallström Directing ‘The Hypnotist’

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Lasse Hallström Directing ‘The Hypnotist’
We've had a few years where one of the biggest questions in development news was 'what can be the new Twilight?' Will the new question be 'what's the new Girl With the Dragon Tattoo?' With David Fincher hard at work on the first English-language adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling novel, you can bet that will be one of the most-asked questions in studio exec offices in 2011 on both sides of the Atlantic. One film that might seem like an option but probably won't be is The Hypnotist, the first in a series of novels by Lars Kepler. Lasse Hallström will direct. THR [1] says the film will shoot in Sweden later this winter. The books won't be published here in the States until June. So this film version will be shot and finished just in time for the rights to be snapped up for an English-language remake. The
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Lasse Hallstrom to Direct The Hypnotist

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Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom will soon adapt one of the Lars Kepler‘s best selling crime novels titled The Hypnotist.

But as you already guess, the film will be the first in a trilogy that will follow Detective Joona Linna in his homicide investigations.

By the way, Kepler books are the most successful Swedish crime works around the world following Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy.

So let’s start with The Hypnotist book synopsis:

“A triple homicide, all the victims from the same family, captivates Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the grisly murders-against the wishes of the national police. The killer is at large, and it appears that the elder sister of the family escaped the carnage; it seems only a matter of time until she, too, is murdered.

But where can Linna begin? The only surviving witness is an intended victim-the boy whose mother, father, and
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Director Lasse Hallström will direct 'The Hypnotist'

Director Lasse Hallström will direct The Hypnotist, based on one of the successful Swedish crime novel. The film, which is due to start shooting during the winter of 2011/2012, marks Hallström's first feature in his native Sweden in almost 25 years. According to Variety, this will be the first of a planned series of films which are based on the work of Lars Kepler - the pen name for Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril, a husband and wife writing team. The Hypnotist will focus on a case of the murder of a family being investigated by Detective Inspector Joona Linna. Look for Swedish release some time in the fall of 2012. The title of The Hypnotist refers to a hypnotist used in an effort to speed up the investigation..
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Lasse Hallstrom Directing The Hypnotist Adaptation

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Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstr&#246m (The Cider House Rules) has signed on to direct a Swedish adaptation of best selling crime novel The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

This is the first Swedish film in 24 years that Lasse Hallstr&#246m will direct, and is the first in a planned franchise based on Lars Kepler's Detective Joona Linna series, which are most successful Swedish crime novels worldwide after Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy.

In the novel, Detective Linna investigates a grisly triple homicide where the only survivor, a young boy, is too traumatized to testify. Linna convinces a famous psychologist, against his better judgment, to hypnotize the boy, setting off a terrifying chain of events.

Lasse Hallstr&#246m will begin shooting this winter for a planned 2012 release in Sweden.
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Lasse Hallstrom to Direct The Hypnotist

  • Collider.com
Lasse Hallström will return to the Swedish cinema after more than two decades to direct The Hypnotist, an adaptation of the best selling crime novel by Lars Kepler. The Hypnotist is the first in a series of novels revolving around Detective Joona Linna, which rank just below Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy (i.e The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels) on the list of Sweden's most successful crime novels worldwide. Svensk Filmindustri and Sonet Film hope The Hypnotist will launch a film franchise of similiar stature. According to THR, The Hypnotist will shoot this winter for a planned 2012 release. Hallström recently wrapped production an adaptation Salmon Fishing in Yemen which stars Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Hit the jump for the official synopsis of Kepler's The Hypnotist. Tumba, Sweden. A triple homicide, all the victims from the same family, captivates Detective Inspector Joona Linna,
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Lasse Hallström Next Adapting Swedish Crime Novel 'The Hypnotist'

Though he hails from Sweden, director Lasse Hallström hasn't directed a film in his native tongue in 24 years. His dedication to filmmaking in the United States has resulted in such fine cinema as Chocolat, The Cider House Rules, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and more. Now THR reports the filmmaker is returning to his roots to adapt Lars Kepler's crime novel The Hypnotist. Following Detective Joona Linna, it's just one story in a series of novels that stand directly behind Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy (which is currently getting an American adaptation via Rooney Mara & Fincher) as the most successful crime novels in Sweden. The story follows Detective Linna as he investigates a grisly triple homicide where the only survivor, a young boy, is too traumatized to testify. Linna convinces a famous psychologist, against his better judgment, to hypnotize the boy, setting off a terrifying ...
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Grisly Murders Solved by The Hypnotist

When it comes to hypnosis, we're as skeptical as anyone could be here at Dread Central HQ. Though it does seem to work for some, and maybe if used correctly we could finally get Foy off of the roof after his viewing of this weekend's The Roommate.

In any event, according to The Hollywood Reporter Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules) will direct his first Swedish film in 24 years, taking on the adaptation of best selling novel The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler.

The film, which Hallstrom will begin shooting this winter, is the first in a planned franchise based on Kepler's Detective Joona Linna series.

In the novel, Detective Linna investigates a grisly triple homicide where the only survivor, a young boy, is too traumatized to testify. Linna convinces a famous psychologist, against his better judgment, to hypnotize the boy, setting off a terrifying chain of events.

Hallstrom
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