Jake Gyllenhaal will be re-teaming with his Prisoners and Enemy director Denis Villeneuve for The Son, an HBO limited series adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s novel from Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.
The Son is “a tale of vengeance set amid Oslo’s brutal hierarchy of corruption.” It focuses on Sonny Lofthus, “an escaped convict: an opioid addict who can’t recall his past, on the run from the law toward an unknown truth.”
Gyllenhaal and Villeneuve will executive produce the limited series through Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories’ company alongside Riva Marker. Nolan and Joy will executive produce and showrun the series with Lenore Zion, who will also act as an executive producer. Nesbø will also serve as an executive producer.
“Jonah and Lisa are a formidable creative force and we are excited to collaborate with them again, alongside the brilliant Lenore, to adapt Jo Nesbø’s novel,” said Francesa Orsi, HBO’s Executive Vice President of Programming. “Denis is a master at weaving visually exquisite and unique narratives, Jake is a gifted actor and producer whose work often traverses provocative and compelling terrain, and of course, he and Denis have collaborated brilliantly in the past. We are beyond excited to see how this powerhouse team tackles this exceptional work.”
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