Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Jo Nesbo's Blood On Snow

News Simon Brew
6 Mar 2014 - 07:00
Leonardo DiCaprio

Safe House's Daniel Espinosa looks like he'll be directing Jo Nesbo's Blood On Snow, starring Leonardo DiCaprio

If David Fincher's US remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was supposed to open the floodgates to a host of Scandanavian thrillers making it to cinemas, it doesn't seem to have really happened yet. Certainly not from Hollywood anyway.

But here's one that does seem to be on its way. Jo Nesbo's book Blood On Snow was picked up by Warner Bros recently, and the movie has been nurtured with Leonardo DiCaprio in mind. He's being lined up to star as a hitman who has to go into hiding when a job doesn't go to plan. What's more, he goes into hiding taking his target with him, who just happens to be the wife of his boss.

It's still early stages for the film, with a screenplay not in place. But the latest on Blood On Snow is that it does seem to have a director. Daniel Espinosa, the director of Safe House, is signing up to make the film it's being reported. Over the past year or so, Espinosa has been linked with director a movie of John Grisham's The Racketeer, and also Fox's Assassin's Creed film, so we await official confirmation of this one. What's more certain is that his next film, Child 44, is due later this year.

More news on Blood On Snow as we hear it...


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