English title is The Swede
“The Swede” will be turned into a one-hour drama
Yellow Bird Ent., the shingle behind “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” trilogy, is joining forces with Chernin Ent. to adapt Robert Karjel’s “The Swede” (“De Redan Doda”) into a one-hour drama.
An intricate political thriller, the novel turns on a Swedish secret service agent who is summoned to a remote US military base to interrogate a prisoner thought to be a fellow Swede; and ultimately gets drawn into the complex investigation led by a female CIA agent. The evidence takes them from the 2004 Thailand Tsunami to a terrorist attack in Topeka Kansas.
Karjel, who penned the book, is a helicopter pilot and lieutenant colonel in the Swedish Air Force.
“The Swede” was picked up HarperCollins for publication in the U.S. in a deal brokered by Jonas Axelsson of Partners in Stories.
Chernin’s Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope will exec produce the drama skein alongside Berna Levin and Marianne Gray of Yellow Bird, a company owned by Zodiak Media.
Deal was brokered by UTA which represents Yellow Bird Ent. and Chernin Ent..
And from 8 Sidor.se
Swedish book to become TV series in the U.S.
Robert Karjel from Sweden has written the book The already dead. It’s an exciting story about a Swedish agent who goes to the U.S. to help solve a crime.
Now the book become TV series in the U.S.. The Swede, the series is being called hot. Any of the Swedish actors in the U.S. will probably chance to play the lead role as Swede. Many believe that it will be Alexander Skarsgård who gets the role.
Out for dinner with the rest of the cast.
Taylor Swift is the latest addition to the cast of Phil Noyce’s “The Giver.”
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The Weinstein Company and Walden Media’s adaptation of Lois Lowry’s 1993 YA novel stars Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. Streep will play Chief Elder, while Bridges will be the title character.
Brenton Thwaites, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, Odeya Rush and Cameron Monaghan round out the cast of the dystopian drama.
Swift will play Rosemary, the last teen mentored by The Giver before he meets Jonas.
The multi Grammy-winning singer has already gotten her feet wet in the film biz. She had a small role in 2010′s “Valentine’s Day” and provided the voice of Audrey for “The Lorax.”
The film, which is written by Michael Mitnick, will start filming in Cape Town on Oct. 7. It’s set to hit theaters on Aug. 15, 2014.
[Editor's note: This seems to be the last role to be filled for the young adult movie. The adult roles have been filled for some time, according to Variety]
Project is a feature film adaptation of late Swedish journo Stig Dagerman’s “German Autumn”
Swedish star Stellan Skarsgard (“Nymphomaniac”) is set to exec produce an English-language feature film adaptation of late journo Stig Dagerman’s “German Autumn” (Tysk Host).
“Autumn” comprises a series of articles Dagerman penned while in Germany in the aftermath of WWII, shining a light on the suffering that war brought upon the civilian population.
Viken Prods., which is ran by Megan Everett-Skarsgard, the thesp’s wife, has optioned the rights to the book from Dagerman’s estate.
“We are extremely proud to work with such an important collection of war journalism, and to take on the daunting task of bringing the ideas of such a treasured Swedish writer to a larger international audience,” said Everett-Skarsgard.
Project is currently in development.
Skarsgard is one of Scandinavia’s best-known thesps. His acting career spans 40 years and is marked by his collaboration with Lars Von Trier, most recently on “Melancholia” (which also featured son Alexander Skarsgard) and the upcoming “Nymphomaniac.” He’s also starred in many U.S. pics, such as “The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo.”
Skarsgard previously exec produced “Kings Of Devil’s Island,” a winner of various local awards and an international sales success.
Other films adaptations of Dagerman’s work include the docu “L’Automne Allemand ‘46” and the shorts “To Kill A Child,” “Our Need for Consolation” and “The Games of Night.” [ed.note: To Kill A Child has been made twice. Alexander adapted the story and directed the short film, being recognized at the TriBeCa film Festival. It starred Alex's younger brother Valtar.]