Third Saskia Noort adaptation under way
Thrillers written by women are among the unsung success stories of Dutch literature, so it is no surprise that they are also increasingly frequent candidates for book-to-screen adaptations.
One of the biggest thriller writers in the Low Countries, Saskia Noort, has already seen two of her books filmed: The Dark House and The Dinner Club [+see also:
film profile]. Both films met with a mixed critical reaction, but did solid business with audiences.
On September 5, an adaptation of a third Noort novel, De Verbouwing (Rebuilding), will start filming. The shoot of the film, adapted by The Dark House screenwriter Lex Wertwijn,will last through September and October.
The film will once again be directed by Will Koopman (pictured), who not only directed The Dark House but also Gooische vrouwen [+see also:
film profile], which recently became the fourth biggest film in Dutch cinema history in terms of box-office, surpassing even Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
De Verbouwing will star Tjitske Reidinga, one of the stars of Gooische Vrouwen, as a successful plastic surgeon whose perfectly ordered life becomes a mess when her mercurial partner (Mark Rietman) decides to rebuild and redecorate their home.
Their teenage son (Alex Hendrickx) has also hit puberty, which only adds to the trouble. The help of an old family friend (Peter Blok) initially appears to be a Godsend, but turns out to be not what they expected at all...
Column Film will produce the adaptation, which will be distributed by Entertainment One Benelux in 2012.
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