Norwegian helmer signs onto futuristic thriller for Vendome

Norwegian director Morten Tyldum has signed on to direct his first American feature film, Vendome Pictures’ futuristic thriller “What Happened to Monday?”

Vendome announced Wednesday that Tyldum, who helmed Norwegian thriller “Hardhunters,” had come on board.

Script, penned by Max Botkin, was named to the Black List last December, a few days before Vendome committed to financing. Raffaella De Laurentiis developed the project via her Raffaella Prods. banner and will also serve as producer alongside Vendome CEO Philippe Rousselet.

“What Happened to Monday?” follows identical septuplet brothers who struggle to stay hidden in an overpopulated world where a one-child policy outlaws siblings.

“Headhunters,” starring Askel Hennie, will be released in the United States this spring.

Vendome prexy of production Guy Stodel and VP Sarah Schweitzman will oversee the project along with Raffaella exec VP Hester Hargett-Aupetit and VP Matthew Feitshans.

Tyldum is represented by WME, Anonymous Content and his lawyer Michael Schenkman.

Three-year-old Vendome produced and financed Summit’s thriller “Source Code” and financed “Larry Crowne.”

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