Magazine article Screen International

Sean Bean to Star in Devil's Peak Trilogy Adaptation

Magazine article Screen International

Sean Bean to Star in Devil's Peak Trilogy Adaptation

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The gritty crime series will be based on South African author Deon Meyer's detective novels. The Little Film Company is on board to handle international sales and will commence talks with buyers in Cannes.

Sean Bean has signed on for the lead role of Detective Benny Griessel, a gifted investigator plagued by domestic strife who must save his family by tracking down a serial killer. The trilogy comprises Devil's Peak, 13 Hours and 7 Days.

Malcolm Kohll produces with Michael S Murphey through the latter's Kalahari Pictures alongside Ofir Kedar. Hersch Klaff, Robbie Little and Robert Fig serve as executive producers.

The producers have earmarked a September start for principal photography in South Africa.

"The Deon Meyer trilogy will be a world-class series of films set in one of the most exhilarating places on earth - Cape Town, South Africa," Murphey said. …

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