Scandinavian sales company TrustNordisk has taken on thriller Headhunters.
The Nordic co-production is based on the book by Jo Nesbo, the crime author who has sold more than 2 million books worldwide. Marianne Gray from Yellowbird (The Millennium Trilogy) will produce with Asle Vatn from Friland; Nordisk will co-produce.
The film is about a successful headhunter who gets involved in art theft.
Headhunters is shooting now for director Morten Tyldum. The cast features Norwegian actor Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) and Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Wimbledon).
The company will start pre-sales in Toronto. Nordisk will handle Nordic distribution, set for autumn 2011.
TrustNordisk CEO Rikke Ennis said: “Having a project like Headhunters in TrustNordisk is a dream come true. The script, the cast, the author and the production companies behind the film are first class ingredients in a cocktail that will no doubt be a bestseller.”
In other TrustNordisk news, indiemoviesonline has signed a content partnership deal with the company to cover 40 European titles for the online, ad-supported VOD platform.
Titles include Prague, D-Day, Dogville Confessions and 101 Reykjavik.
James Rowley-Ashwood, indiemoviesonline.com co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, said: “We’re delighted that TrustNordisk has chosen www.indiemoviesonline.com for their first AD-VOD deal and we are excited to be bringing more very high quality European films to our audience. These excellent titles help to cement our position as a leading destination site for independent film fans.”
Frederik Stege, Head of New Media TrustNordisk, added: “We’re excited to sign this VOD deal with indiemoviesonline.com which is fast establishing itself as a destination site for art house, festival and film lovers. We’re confident that this deal will lead to a lengthier collaboration with the VOD film platform, allowing us to increase our exposure in the online arena.”