Ben Kingsley to star in movie adaptation of 'Intrigo'

| Updated: May 16, 2017 20:57 IST

Los Angeles [USA], May 16 (ANI): Hollywood legend Ben Kingsley has been signed on to star in an adaptation of the book trilogy 'Intrigo'. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 73-year-old actor will be joined by Benno Furmann and Tuva Novotny in Daniel Alfredson-helmed film, based on a book trilogy by best-selling author Hakan Nesser. The 'Intrigo' series, individually titled 'Death of an Author,' 'Dear Agnes' and 'Samaria' are set in an undefined country somewhere in northern Europe. The three films share the same narrative structure, dealing with dark, hidden secrets destined to surface and with the concepts of guilt, revenge and atonement. The films will all be shot in English. Production of 'Death of an Author' is set to begin this week in Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Belgium, immediately followed by the other two films. All three movies are expected to wrap by the end of August and will see theatrical release of the first film in the end of 2018. The films will be produced by Enderby's Rick Dugdale and Thomas Peter Friedl and Uwe Schott from Amazing Film Co. Dugdale shared, "Hakan Nesser has fascinated millions of readers all over the world with his thrilling intrigues taking place in Maardam. With our trilogy of feature films we have chosen a unique and extraordinary concept to bring this mysterious world to the big screen." Friedl added, "To shoot and post all three films 'en bloc' and establishing the umbrella brand Intrigo is a groundbreaking new approach to attract our audience beyond each of our three movies and will open many ways for cross marketing and overlapping rights exploitation for us and our distributors." Additionally, Fox International Production has picked up all rights for German-speaking territories. (ANI)