A piece of good news for fans of Scandinavian crime fiction: Italian Shoes, a wonderful novel about a retired Swedish doctor by Swedish writer Henning Mankell (see image) will become a movie! And it seems Kenneth Branagh will be directing it.
Italian Shoes, adapted by Richard Cottan, follows the tale of an elderly former surgeon reunited with an old flame he had abandoned many years ago. Dying of cancer, she asks him to fulfill a promise he made nearly 40 years ago. To fulfill the promise, the two of them sets out on a long journey full of surprises through a wintery Sweden.
Swedish Yellow Bird, which also produced the Swedish version of The Gird With the Dragon Tattoo and the other Millennium movies based on Stieg Larsson’s books, is in development with Andy Harries’ Left Bank Pictures, according to Variety.