Joel Kinnaman is in negotiations to join Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in , a Soviet-era thriller being produced by Ridley Scott and Michael Schaefer via the Scott Free banner.
If a deal is finalized, the move would reteam Kinnaman with Daniel Espinosa, who directed him in the Swedish breakout .
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is set during the 1950s and follows a member of the Soviet military police (Hardy) who, while investigating a series of child murders, finds himself the target of his own government’s suspicions.
Kinnaman would play Hardy’s ambitious and murderous nemesis. Rapace is playing Hardy’s chameleon-like wife.
Richard Price wrote the script adapting the Tom Rob Smith novel.
Worldview Entertainment is closing in on a deal to co-finance and executive produce the film with Summit Entertainment, and a summer production start is being eyed.
Kinnaman continues to be very much in-demand as the dealmaking occurs a week after he signed on to star as Liam Neeson’s son in Warner Bros.’ crime thriller formerly titled. He is also reprising his breakout role as a Seattle police detective for the third season of AMC’s thriller , which will shoot later this year.
Kinnaman is repped by UTA, Magnolia Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson.