Summit nabs rights to ‘Headhunters’

Crime novel penned by Jo Nesbo

Summit Entertainment has acquired feature rights to produce the English language adaptation of crime novel “Headhunters” by Norwegian author Jo Nesbo.

Summit announced Monday that the Project’s been set with Marianne Gray, Ole Sondberg, and Berna Levin, who will produce through their Yellow Bird production banner.

The novel, recently published in the United States by Doubleday, centers on a corporate headhunter who steals valuable artwork from the homes of his applicants. After his latest heist goes awry, he finds himself in over his head and caught up in a murderous scheme.

Nesbø has won the Glass Key, the Riverton Prize, and the Booksellers Prize. He’s the author of the Harry Hole and Doktor Proctor series of novels.

“Headhunters” will be overseen by Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Production; Michael Schaefer, Summit’s Senior VP of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, and Jeyun Choi, Summit’s creative executive.

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