Having collaborated on both Prisoners and Enemy, director Denis Villeneueve and star Jake Gyllenhaal are set to reunite for an adaptation of Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo’s The Son.
Variety reports that the project follows “a once-gifted 15-year-old and promising wrestler, whose life spirals out of control when his cop father commits suicide. He winds up in prison, nurtured by an uninterrupted supply of heroin from a seedy chaplain on the inside. When he learns long-hidden truths about his father’s unexpected death, he makes a brilliant escape and begins hunting down the people responsible for his wrongful sentence.”
Nesbo’s Headhunters was adapted for the screen back in 2011, while Tomas Alfredson is directing an adaptation of The Snowman starring Michael Fassbender as Detective Harry Hole, which is slated to arrive next year.
Director Denis Villeneueve will next be back behind the camera this summer for the as-yet-untitled Blade Runner sequel, directing a cast that includes Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas and Sylvia Hoeks.
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