Two Jón Atli Jónasson Thrillers Invited To Cannes

Two crime thrillers by Icelandic playwright and screenwriter Jón Atli Jónasson (The Deep) have been invited to the inaugural CannesSeries (8 - 11 April). Violator has been selected for the In Development sidebar, whilst Arctic Circle will appear at the MIPDrama Buyers' Summit. Co-written by Ragnar Jonsson, Violator has been selected as one of twelve projects shortlisted from 344 submissions for the In Development sidebar, a two-day creative forum that provides screenwriters and producers the opportunity to pitch, finance and find

Ruben Östlund Denied Oscar By Fantastic Woman

At the 90th Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or winner The Square was denied the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film by Sebastián Lelio's A Fantastic Woman (Chile), about a transgender singer who faces discrimination after the death of her boyfriend. Ruben Östlund told SVT: "We are fine about it... It's so hard to predict the outcome, so I didn't have any real expectations. I felt that An Amazing Woman was

Thomas Engström’s West Of Liberty Now Filming

Filming has begun in Germany for West of Liberty, a six-part adaptation of the first in a series of political thrillers by Thomas Engström about former STASI agent Ludwig Licht, played by Wotan Wilke Möhring. Ludwig Licht (Wotan Wilke Möhring) is retired and running a bar in Berlin when Clive Barner (Matthew Marsh), head of the CIA Berlin station and Licht´s contact from his time as a double agent in the seventies, drags him back into the darkness of the intelligence

The Matrix Star Carrie-Anne Moss Joins Wisting

Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) will play FBI agent Maggie Griffin in Viaplay’s ten-part crime drama Wisting, adapted by Trygve Allister Diesen (The Third Eye) and Katrine Valen Zeiner (Eyewitness) from Jørn Lier Horst’s novels The Hunting Dogs and The Caveman. Empathetic, meticulous and relentless – the only thing to escape Larvik detective William Wisting (Sven Nordin) in his hunt for Norway’s most notorious criminals is a happy family life. And when two mysterious deaths interrupt Wisting’s Christmas, it is the beginning

Hidden: First Born Begins Filming In Budapest

Filming has begun in Budapest for Viaplay's eight part drama Hidden: First Born (Hidden: Förstfödd), based on the novel by Filip Alexanderson, which stars August Wittgenstein (The Crown) and Izabella Scorupco (Goldeneye) in a tale of dark secrets and supernatural forces. Law student Jonas (August Wittgenstein) is involved in a serious accident and from that moment on his life is turned upside down. It becomes clear that he is being hunted and is forced to escape into the shadows of