Laila Bertheussen Trial Set For TV Adaptation

Deadline reports that Anonymous Content Nordic is developing a series based on the high profile trial of Laila Bertheussen, partner of former Norwegian Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara. This week she was found guilty of threatening democracy and sentenced to 20 months in jail.

The chain of events are said to have begun in Autumn 2018 when Laila Bertheussen went to see Ways Of Seeing at the Black Box Theatre in Oslo and was upset to find exterior photos of her home used in the production which targeted those deemed to be furthering racism in Norway.

Thereafter, Laila Bertheussen is accused of vandalising the home she shares with Tor Mikkel Wara of the anti-immigration Progress party, painting a swastika and the word ‘racist’ on their house and car and setting fire to that same car in order to incriminate the theatre company. 

Director and co-founder of Anonymous Content Nordic, Morten Tyldum, said: “This is a fascinating and important story that lays bare, in sometimes absurd and disturbing ways, our political climate and who gets to decide what is true. We look forward to bringing these extraordinary events to audiences around the world.”