Producers are Jana Edelbaum and Rachel Cohen of iDeal Partners Film Fund, and Margo Klewans. Steve Buscemi and Wren Arthur of Olive Productions are exec producing.
Finnish filmmaker AJ Annila (“Sauna”) will make his English-language feature-film debut on the project, scripted by Jonathan Dees; 13 Films’ Tannaz Anisi is exec producing and representing international rights, which will go on sale at the Cannes Film Market. The producers hold the U.S. rights.
The story centers on a piano prodigy who hates practicing until he meets a music professor who recognizes the untapped potential in the adolescent boy — who increasingly suspects that his mentor is the serial killer that has been targeting musicians.
Nyqvist is most recognized for his role as Mikael Blomkvist in the original Swedish adaptation of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy alongside Noomi Rapace. He was last seen in “John Wick.”
Janssen stars in Netflix’s horror series “Hemlock Grove.”
The producers are partnering with Fredrik Zander of the Swedish post-production house “The Chimney Group” and with Jesse Fryckman of Solar Films in Finland.
Nyqvist is repped in Sweden by Agentfirman Planthaber/Kilden/Mandicand and in the U.S. by Authentic Talent. Janssen is repped by ICM Partners and Brookside Artists Management. Annila is repped by ICM Partners and Echo Lake Management.