Kwanten, Sturgess and Worthington Plan on Kidnapping Freddy Heineken


Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas) and Sam Worthington (Avatar) are set to star opposite the previously-announced Anthony Hopkins in Kidnapping Freddy Heineken, Variety reports.

Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played with Fire) is directing from a script by William Brookfield, in turn based on Peter R. de VriesÂ’ book of the same name. The true crime thriller, which, as the title implies, details the 1983 kidnapping of the beer magnate, Alfred Henry “Freddy” Heineken and his driver.

Kidnapping Freddy Heineken is set to shoot this month in Belgium with additional production planned for both Amsterdam and New Orleans.

Judy Cairo and Michael A. Simpson are producing through Informant Media, as is Howard Meltzer for Informant Europe. Informant’s Eric Brenner alongside Darrel Casalino, Grant Guthrie, Sandra Siegal and Sam Solakyan.

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