Magnolia Pictures and TrustNordisk have struck their second deal in two days at the EFM with the North American sale of Morten Tyldum’s Norwegian thriller Headhunters.

Based on Jo Nesbø’s novel, the film stars Aksel Hennie as a roguish headhunter who plots to steal an expensive painting from a former mercenary.

Magnolia plans to release Headhunters later in the year and the Norwegian theatrical release is scheduled for the summer. Senior vice-president Tom Quinn and vice-president of acquisitions Dori Begley negotiated with TrustNordisk’s Susan Wendt.

Magnolia closed a seven-figure North American deal with TrustNordisk over the weekend [13] for Lars von Trier’s Melancholia.