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"Royal Affair" Filmmakers Love A "Dog"

By Garth Franklin Friday February 1st 2013 08:12AM

"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" (Swedish version) and "A Royal Affair" scribes Nikolaj Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg are penning an adaptation of "Savages" author Don Winslow's bestseller "The Power Of The Dog" at The Story Factory.

The story deals the drug war and a thirty-year struggle between a hard DEA agent and a family of cartel kingpins in Mexico. Characters include an Irish assassin, a heroine with uncertain loyalties, a crusading priest and a dangerously obsessed DEA agent.

Arcel will direct while he, Arcel and Shane Salerno are co-writing the script. Salerno will produce.

Source: Deadline

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