Michael Fassbender Eyes ‘The Snowman’ Detective Thriller From ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ Director
Michael Fassbender is undoubtedly one of our most exciting actors, making any project he considers just as exciting a prospect. The actor’s next potential project may see him teaming up with the director of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and producer Martin Scorsese for a detective thriller based on Jo Nesbo’s acclaimed novel The Snowman.
Variety reports that Fassbender is in talks to play the lead in The Snowman, which Scorsese himself was considering directing at one point. Scorsese is now executive producing the thriller, which is being helmed by Tomas Alfredson, director of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and the original Let the Right One In.
The Snowman is one in a series of 10 novels featuring detective Harry Hole (oh my), a “loose cannon” type with a drinking problem who has solved crimes everywhere from Oslo to Australia. This particular story finds Hole investigating the disappearance of a woman, whose pink scarf is left tied around a snowman. Working Title originally began developing the film with the idea to turn Nesbo’s series into a film franchise, similar to the Alex Cross movies.
Nesbo is also the author behind the novel Headhunters, which was adapted into a 2011 Norwegian-Swedish film featuring Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and directed by Morten Tyldum, who went on to helm the Oscar-nominated drama The Imitation Game.
Fassbender has an increasingly busy schedule — he appears next in Steve Jobs and recently wrapped shooting on X-Men: Apocalypse. He’s currently filming the Assassin’s Creed movie with director Justin Kurzel, who also directed Fassbender in Macbeth, which hits theaters this winter. Fassbender is also scheduled to start filming Prometheus 2 with Ridley Scott early next year.