Headhunters is based on Norwegian best selling writer Jo Nesbø’s novel Headhunters (original title Hodejegerne). Shooting of the movie finished late 2010 and the film is expected to premier on 26 August 2011. Morten Tyldym (Buddy and Varg Veum) directs, Aksel Hennie (from Max Manus) plays the lead as headhunter Roger Brown and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau plays his nemesis, Clas Greve.
Headhunters is an action thriller which introduces the charming villain Roger Brown, a man who seems to have it all: he is Norway’s most successful headhunter, married to the beautiful gallery owner Diana, owns a magnificent house – and is living well beyond his means. Meanwhile, he is playing at the dangerous game of art theft. Headhunters is a story about deceit, faithfulness and revenge.
This book by Jo Nesbo has so far been sold to ten countries including France, Germany and the Netherlands. It has been well received by critics and readers alike and won the Norwegian Book Club Prize for best novel of the year 2008.
See also our review of Headhunters at the Nordic Bookblog!