Principal photography begins late October…
Anthony Hopkins (‘Thor: The Dark World’), Jim Sturgess (‘Across The Universe’), and Aussie stars Sam Worthington (‘Avatar’) and Ryan Kwanten (‘True Blood’) are set to star in ‘Kidnapping Freddy Heineken,’ an international action thriller to be directed by Swedish filmmaker Daniel Alfredson (‘The Girl Who Played with Fire,’ ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’).
The screenplay by UK-based screenwriter William Brookfield (‘Close Your Eyes,’ ‘Rough Magic’) is based on Emmy Award-winning Netherlands crime journalist Peter R. de Vries’s bestselling book, and details the kidnapping of brewery magnate Alfred “Freddy” Heineken and his chauffeur, Ab Doderer. The pair’s abduction has been called “the most notorious kidnapping of the 21st Century.”
Netherlands actor Mark van Eeuwen (‘The Dinner Club’) and Australian newcomer Tom Cocquerel (‘Love Child’) will co-star.
Informant Media partners Judy Cairo and Michael A. Simpson, and Howard Meltzer are producing with Eric Brenner executive producing. Global Film Partners, Three Point Capital, uFilm and the National Bank of Canada will finance.
Production is set to commence at the end of the month with filming to take place in Belgium before moving on to Amsterdam and New Orleans.