Asger Leth Connected With Jakob Ejersbo’s Liberty

Director Asger Leth has revealed that five-part drama Liberty, which premieres as part of the Berlinale Series sidebar of the Berlin International Film Festival (15 – 25 February), reflects some experiences that he shares with Jakob Ejersbo, upon whose novel and childhood the series is based. Asger Leth says: "My father lives in Haiti, and has done for over 30 years. I came to Haiti for the first time when I was 12-13 years old... So I've also lived a life

Filmlance To Adapt Jens Lapidus Top Dog Trilogy

Jens Lapidus’ best-selling Top Dog trilogy is to be adapted by Veronica Zacco (Thicker Than Water) into an eight-part thriller for Filmlance (The Bridge). Although the title is derived from the third book in the trilogy, the series will incorporate parts of The VIP Room and Stockholm Delete. In Top Dog, lawyer Emily Jansson and ex-convict Najdan Maksumic are thrown together to investigate a mysterious disappearance that links their worlds. Emily is a rising star at her firm and Najdan wants

Sara Blaedel Novels Set For Hollywood Treatment

Deadline reports that Bron Studios will adapt the Louise Rick detective novels, written by Sara Blaedel, into a TV series beginning with The Forgotten Girls for season one. In The Forgotten Girls, the body of an unidentified woman is discovered in a remote forest. A large, scar on one side of her face should make identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. Louise Rick, the new commander of the Missing Persons Department, jeopardises the investigation by releasing a photo of the

Fredrik Backman Gives Away Kids Books In Gothenburg

Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove, has announced on his Facebook page that he will be giving away 600 children's books during this week's 33rd Gothenburg Book Fair. He writes: "My family and I have bought 600 copies of The Brothers Lion Heart, which will be given free of charge to any children who want them on Thursday, Friday , Saturday and Sunday this week at three Akademibokhandeln stores in Gothenburg." "It won't change the world, I know, but when

Lagercrantz Says More Millenium Books May Follow

Out today in hardback, The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye is the fifth instalment in the Millenium series and the second to be written by David Lagercrantz, which controversially extends the original trilogy by Stieg Larsson. But there is at least one more instalment yet to come. In the new book, Lisbeth Salander is sentenced to Flodberga women's prison for negligent manslaughter while saving a young boy's life, but refuses to say anything in her defence. She has