headhuntersHBO is developing an hour-long adaptation of Norwegian author Jo Nesbø’s 2008 standalone crime novel Headhunters, a dark thriller about art theft and a corporate headhunter who becomes the hunted.

Swedish production company Yellow Bird Entertainment, which produced the 2011 film based on the novel, sold the English-language movie rights to Summit Entertainment in 2011. The rights were then acquired by Lionsgate, and the project downsized to TV. "True Blood" executive producer Alexander Woo will write and executive produce the show.

I liked the movie adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but I didn't care for "The Killing," so my expectations aren't high for Scandinavian suspense on American screens. What do you think, readers? Plan to check it out?

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