Tinker, Tailor Director Plans “Roseanna”

Acclaimed filmaker Tomas Alfredson (“Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy”) looks to have found a new project that will potentially serve as a future directorial effort as he is reportedly working on adapting Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo’s “Roseanna” for the big screen says Scandilous.

The first in a book series about Detective Martin Beck, the story begins with a young woman’s body being dredged from Sweden’s Lake Vattern. With no clues Beck begins an investigation not only to uncover a murderer but also to discover who the victim was – a free-spirited woman who could’ve been murdered by any of eighty-five people on a cruise.

Alfredson has reportedly been developing the project for several years, and Sjowall tells Aftonbladet (via The Playlist) that he’d rather the filmmaker take his time: “Tomas Alfredson just does things that he is very enthusiastic about. Otherwise it will be not so good… I will let him work completely alone until further notice.”

Alfredson shot to fame with both the original adaptation of the vampire novel “Let the Right One In,” and his masterful film adaptation of John Le Carre’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”. He’s currently filming an adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s “The Snowman” starring Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson.