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Summit Snags Rights to 'Headhunters'

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Oct 10, 2011 | 6:02pm EDT

7848035.jpgSwedes aren't the only ones capable of penning cinema-friendly suspense novels. Deadline reports that Summit Entertainment has snapped up the English-language rights to Headhunters, the bestselling novel by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø. The book, about a corporate headhunter whose financial woes drive him to dabble in art theft, has already produced a hit film in Norway.

Headhunters is one of eight Nesbø novels centering on the adventures of headstrong detective Harry Hole, whose name will presumably be changed for the U.S. release.

Source: Deadline.com

Another American adaptation of a Nordic author's novel, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, arrives in theaters December 21, 2011. Click on the image below to peruse our photo gallery of the film's beguiling young star, Rooney Mara:

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