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To celebrate the opening of the movie “Headhunters” this Friday, Weekly Lizard is giving away copies of the new movie edition trade paperback of HEADHUNTERS by Nesbø (pictured here) to ten randomly selected winners.
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Check out this site for the new UK trailer for the movie of Jo Nesbo’s HEADHUNTERS…
”This new trailer for the big screen adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s acclaimed crime thriller Headhunters daubs the screen with the name of Stieg Larsson, and you can see the aesthetic connection here though I doubt a comparison is the best place to start for Morten Tyldum’s film. Headhunters is getting a release in cinemas here on the 6th of April and this may be your first look at the film, which Game of Thrones fans will be happy to know has Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in a prominent role, and it’s a fairly frantic and well made trailer, giving us just the basic set up (corporate headhunter steals art on the side, does so from the wrong person, it all goes wrong) as well as hinting at some of the big set pieces. Here’s the trailer, if we’re not being fed a line then Jo Nesbo may well be the next big thing for the crime adaptation game, particularly with Martin Scorsese’s recent interest in Nesbo’s The Snowman (which we’re assuming has nothing to do with the Raymond Briggs story).
Time’s up – here’s the trailer.
“’I knew I was in danger the whole time, darling,’ she whispered. ‘That was why I gave him the welcome drink as soon as he came through the door.’” —Headhunters by Jo Nesbø
“The adaptation of the Jo Nesbo bestseller marks the second best opening ever for a Norwegian film.
BERLIN - Norwegian crime thriller Headhunters killed on its local bow, taking $1.85 million in its first week in release, beating out the opening of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in the territory. The Headhunters bow marks the second-best opening ever for a Norwegian film, behind World War II epic Max Manus.
Both Headhunters and Max Manus feature Norwegian star Aksel Hennie. Directed by Morten Tyldum, Headhunters is based on the best-seller by Jo Nesbo and follows Roger, a successful corporate headhunter and secret art thief. After a big job goes bad, he is forced to run for his life.
Many had questioned whether Norwegian audiences would avoid Headhunters’ violent storyline in the wake of the real-life massacre in the country last month.
Headhunters international prospects already look bright. TrustNordisk has sold the film to over 30 countries, with Magnolia picking it up for a U.S. release.
Headhunters will have its North American debut at the Toronto Film Festival next month.”
—The Hollywood Reporter, 8/31/11 by Scott Roxborough
First look at the U.S. book jacket for HEADHUNTERS — coming on September 6 as a paperback original from Vintage Crime/Black Lizard.
The heroes of great crime stories generally come equipped with extreme inferiority complexes. If there’s a list ranking those wily characters, then Roger Brown, the daring art thief anti-hero of Morten Tyldum’s widely enjoyable Norwegian action-comedy “Headhunters,” belongs somewhere in the pantheon.
Adapted from Jo Nesbo’s novel by screenwriters Lars Gudmestad and Ulf Ryberg from the novel, “Headhunters” announces itself as a routine heist movie by letting Roger’s perspective dominate. Not knowing that his self-made world will soon collapse around him, Roger (Aksel Hennie) boasts an introductory voiceover about his art thieving routine and his ability to prevent his supposedly loving wife Diana (Synnove Macody Lund) from learning about it. Noting his 1.68 meter height, which causes Diana and everyone else to loom over him, Roger explains that he makes up for the physical shortcoming by achieving power in other ways, successfully hiding his criminal life by working a day job as the influential headhunter at a major Norwegian firm.