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Gervasi Hired To Adapt "Headhunters"

By Garth Franklin Thursday December 15th 2011 11:41AM

Sacha Gervasi ("The Terminal," "Henry’s Crime") has been hired to adapt the English language film adaptation of Norwegian author Jo Nesbø's best-selling crime thriller "Headhunters" for Summit Entertainment and Yellow Bird reports Deadline.

The story chronicles the escapades of a high-living corporate headhunter who steals artwork from rich clients to finance his expensive lifestyle. When a heist unexpectedly goes wrong, he ends up in way over his head. Marianne Gray, Ole Sondberg, and Berna Levin are set as producers.

Much like with the recent Swedish and then American film adaptations of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", Yellow Bird produced a Scandinavian film adaptation first which scored a release back in August in Norway and will spread out to various other international territories early next year.

Martin Scorsese is also attached to direct an adaptation of Nesbo's "The Snowman" at Working Title.

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