Cook Adapts Crime Tale “Three Seconds”

Matt Cook (“999,” “By Way of Helena”) has been hired to adapt a film version of Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom’s Swedish crime novel “Three Seconds” for New Regency and Shine reports Variety.

The story follows Piet Hoffman, the best undercover operative in the Swedish police force though only one other man is aware of his existence. After a drug deal goes awry, he is faced with the hardest mission of his life – infiltrating Sweden’s most infamous maximum security prison.

The book is the fifth in the author’s crime novel series and won the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award 2009 for Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year.