Magazine article Screen International

Zentropa, TV2 Gear Up for Series of Adler-Oslen Adaptations

Magazine article Screen International

Zentropa, TV2 Gear Up for Series of Adler-Oslen Adaptations

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Production to start next week on The Woman in the Cage, AKA Mercy, to be directed by Mikkel Nørgaard [pictured] and starring Nikolaj Lie Kaas as Carl Mørck.

Danish deputy detective superintendent Carl Mørck and his Department Q - for "cases of special focus" - are ready for action next week (Oct 5), when Zentropa Entertainments and Danish commercial broadcaster TV2 start principal photography for their $26m (DKK 150m) series of four thrillers for theatrical and television based on Danish best-selling author Jussi Adler-Olsen's novels.

"For some time we have been looking for a high-quality crime series with a big audience potential, and I am sure Adler-Olsen and Zentropa will deliver," said TV2 programme director Keld Reinicke about the station's largest contract with a private production company so far.

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The Woman in the Cage aka Mercy (Kvinden i buret)

To commence with Adler-Olsen's The Woman in the Cage, aka Mercy (Kvinden i buret), then The Pheasant Killers (Fasandræberne), Message in a Bottle (Flaskepost) and Journal 64, the first film will be scripted by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and produced by Louise Vest (Melancholia). …

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