Susanne Bier Begins Filming Netflix Movie Bird Box

Susanne Bier (The Night Manager) begins filming Netflix post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box this week, starring Sandra Bullock (Speed), John Malkovich (Dangerous Liaisons) and Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story). Bird Box, written by Eric Heisserer (Arrival) based on a short story by Josh Painter Mann, is set in the near future where a mother (Sandra Bullock) and her two young children have survived an alien invasion which has driven mankind to violence. The movie follows the family as they navigate a perilous 20

Mads Mikkelsen Lined Up As Black Kaiser In Polar

Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) is confirmed for the lead role in Jonas Åkerlund's adaptation of Polar, based on the graphic novel by Victor Santos, about the world of political assassins. Mikkelsen will play the world's most deadly spy, Black Kaiser, who is forced from retirement when his former employer puts a price on his head that sets him on a collision course with a stab-happy torture expert and a seductive but deadly redhead. Having no choice but to return to the shadowy life

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

US Remake Of Skam Rolls Out On Facebook Watch

Simon Fuller's (Idol) US remake of hit Norwegian teen drama Skam (Shame), which blended its storytelling with social media strands, will roll out on Facebook’s new Watch platform. 2016 Gullruten winner Skam, which followed the heartbreaks, social inadequacies, experimentation and future fears of a group of high school students in Oslo, gained a loyal following in Norway with 1.2m viewers from a population of just 5m. Head of Creative Strategy for Facebook, Ricky Van Veen, said: "When I first heard about

Lena Olin Takes Riviera To US Cable With Ovation

US cable network Ovation has picked up Sky Atlantic's ten-part thriller Riviera, starring Julia Stiles (The Bourne Identity) and Lena Olin (Vinyl) in a tale about an art curator who is determined to uncover the truth about her husband’s death. Set in the south of France, Georgina (Julia Stiles) is newly married to billionaire Constantine Clios when he is killed in a yacht explosion. She is shocked to discover the fortune that maintained his immaculate, ever-so-tasteful lifestyle is tainted with dishonesty,