Ben Kingsley, Benno Furmann and Tuva Novotny will star in “Death Of An Author,” the first of a planned trilogy of English-language films based on Swedish writer Hakan Nesser’s Intrigo thriller novels.
The books, which have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, are set in an unnamed country in northern Europe and deal with the problems of escape. Themes of dark secrets, guilt, revenge and atonement are also in play.
Filming begins this week in Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Belgium. The follow-up films “Samaria” and “Dear Agnes” will follow immediately after, with all three eyed to be completed by August. Rick Dugdale, Thomas Peter Friedl and Uwe Schott are producing.