[Movies] Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington and Ryan Kwanten Join Cast Of Kidnapping Freddy Heineken Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.08.2013
Starring Anthony Hopkins...
Variety reports that Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten have joined te cast of the action/thriller Kidnapping Freddy Heineken, which stars Anthony Hopkins. The film will be directed by Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest).
It will begin shooting in late October in Belgium, then Amsterdam and New Orleans. Netherlands actor Mark van Eeuwen has also joined the cast, along with Tom Cocquerel.
Informant Media partners Judy Cairo and Michael A. Simpson will produce with Howard Meltzer through Informant Europe. Informant's Eric Brenner is the executive producer with Darrel Casalino, Sam Solakyan, Grant Guthrie and Sandra Siegal. Informant Media, Global Film Partners, Three Point Capital, uFilm and the National Bank of Canada are financing the picture. Embankment Films is handling international pre-sales and distribution.
The film follows the 1983 kidnapping of Dutch beer pioneer Freddy Heineken and his driver Ab Doderer. The two were released after a ransom of 35 million Dutch guilders ($50 million) was paid, but the kidnappers were eventually caught. The screenplay was written by William Brookfield (Rough Magic and is based on Peter R. de Vries book, which has been on the Netherlands bestsellers list for over twenty years.
Informant Media has also produced Crazy Heart, Hysteria, Erased and Stuck in Love.