Ben Kingsley will star in Death of an Author, adapted from the first in the planned "Intrigo" trilogy of novels by Swedish author Hakan Nesser. IndieWire reported that Benno Fürmann (North Face) and Tuva Novotny (Jalla, Jalla) will co-star in the first of three films, including Samaria and Dear Agnes, to be directed by Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played with Fire). Production of Death of an Author is set to begin this week in Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Belgium, immediately followed by the shooting of the other two films. A theatrical release of the first movie is planned for the end of 2018.
"Hakan Nesser has fascinated millions of readers all over the world with his thrilling intrigues taking place in Maardam," said Enderby's Rick Dugdale, one of the producers. "With our trilogy of feature films we have chosen a unique and extraordinary concept to bring this mysterious world to the big screen."