November 02, 2018

It’s a Swedish invasion! Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman are set to star in the independent thriller, The Secrets We Keep. We’re already excited about this!

VARIETY – Yuval Adler will direct from a script by Ryan Covington. Rapace will play a woman rebuilding her life along with her husband in New York after World War II — and when they encounter an eerily familiar man, their life starts to unravel as they wonder if he could be the officer who was one of their chief tormentors at a concentration camp. Kinnaman is in talks to play the mysterious but somehow familiar stranger.

Stuart Ford’s AGC is financing and repping sales at the American Film Market, which has launched in Santa Monica, Calif., this week. Producers are Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Erik Howsam of Di Bonaventura Pictures, AGC’s Ford and Greg Shapiro, and Adam Riback of Echo Lake Entertainment. Production is expected to begin early next year.

“‘The Secrets We Keep’ is that rare kind of thriller that is equal parts shocking and cathartic,” Shapiro said. “The kind of film that will demand attention. Stuart and I are so thrilled to be working with the entire creative team that has been assembled for this unique and exciting project.”

August 15, 2018

Joel may not be returning to Altered Carbon, but he is not shying away from the TV space genre as he joins Apple’s upcoming space drama series as one of the leads! Michael Dorman and Sarah Jones are also set to star.

DEADLINE – Former The Killing and Altered Carbon star Joel Kinnaman, Patriotstar Michael Dorman and Damnation co-star Sarah Jones have been tapped as the leads in Apple’s upcoming space drama series from Battlestar Galactica‘s and Outlander‘s Ronald D. Moore.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Moore’s Tall Ship Productions, the untitled Apple series, created and written by Moore along with Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended.

Kinnaman will play Edward Baldwin, one of the top NASA astronauts. Dorman and Jones will play Gordo and Tracy Stevens, one of the prominent NASA couples.

May 09, 2018

Léa Seydoux and Joel Kinnaman are set to topline the film adaptation of Rupert Isaacson’s New York Times bestseller, The Horse Boy. Israeli filmmaker, Ari Folman, is set to direct. The film is scheduled to start filming in October in the U.K., Mongolia, and in Joel’s home country, Sweden!

VARIETY – The film follows the journey of Emily and Jonathan’s son, Noah, an autistic child who rarely talks and isn’t improving despite his parents’ efforts to connect with him. When Jonathan notices that Noah is more peaceful and seems more able to communicate while riding horses, he sets off to take his family for a ride through the Mongolian plains to meet shamans in order to cure his son.

“‘Horse Boy’ is a passion project for Folman, who said he felt compelled to explore this important story in a cinematic way. “‘Horse Boy’ is a love story about a man and a woman who, against all odds are willing to take the biggest possible risk, not only to rescue their son, but to rescue their love for each other, their memories of the bond they used to share,” said Folman, who added that Mongolia will be portrayed in a unique way in the film.

February 09, 2018

Are your The Killing hearts ready? Joel and Mireille are reuniting to lead the TV adaptation of the 2011 film, Hanna! However, reports also say that this marks Joel’s exit on Altered Carbon, should the series officially get a second season.

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos are reuniting on the small screen.

The stars of AMC-turned-Netflix drama The Killing have been tapped to topline Amazon Studios’ adaptation of Hanna, with newcomer Esme Creed-Miles set for the title role. Kinnaman’s casting comes while generating strong reviews for his role in the Netflix drama Altered Carbon. The actor will not return for a likely second season of the show after he signed a one-year deal to star.

Hanna, picked up to series in May, is based on Joe Wright’s 2011 film that starred Saoirse Ronan. It is a high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama that follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.

Enos will take on the role of Marissa, an efficient and ruthless agent who has risen up the ranks of the CIA. However, beneath her cool exterior is a deeply buried secret that continues to haunt her. The reappearance of Hanna and her father, Erik, threaten to expose the past she has worked to repress.

Kinnaman will portray Erik, a hardened, intuitive and uncompromising soldier and mercenary who, for the past 15 years, has raised his daughter in the remote forests of northern Poland. Isolated from the world he once knew, he has trained Hanna in every method of survival, with his only goal, to keep her safe. But his teenage daughter begins to seek freedom from the restricted haven he has created.

Creed-Miles (Dark River) will take on her first leading role as Hanna, an extraordinary teenage girl who feels she must leave the confinement of the forest to experience life. But once in the world, Hanna is hunted by Marissa and others connected to Hanna’s hidden origins and exceptional abilities.

“I’m thrilled that Hanna has managed to attract a visionary director and actors of the caliber of Mireille and Joel to play our adult leads. And in Esme Creed-Miles I believe we have discovered a star of the future — she is going to be a very special Hanna,” said Farr. “Hanna aims to be both a raw-knuckle ride and a deeply touching family drama. It has the visceral excitement of a genuine conspiracy thriller but also the simple humanity of a rites of passage drama. Hanna is in a very unusual family. She’s a very special teenager. But all teenagers think they’re abnormal. She’s just a little more abnormal than most.”

September 06, 2017

VARIETY – Aviron Pictures has bought North American distribution rights to Andrea Di Stefano’s thriller “Three Seconds,” starring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common, and Ana de Armas.

The script, based on the Swedish novel by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström, was written by Matt Cook with revisions by Rowan Joffé and Alex Garland, and current edits by Di Stefano.

Kinnaman plays a reformed criminal and former special ops soldier who, in order to free himself from jail,  has been working undercover for crooked FBI handlers (played by Pike, Common, and Owen) to infiltrate the Polish mob’s drug trade in New York.

Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee are producing alongside The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Mark Lane and James Harris, and Ollie Madden. The Fyzz Facility is also financing the film. Thunder Road’s Jonathan Fuhrman and Magnolia Entertainment’s Shelley Browning are the executive producers.

October 21, 2016

Follow Joel live in Vancouver as he’s rehearsing for a new production. Visit Tele2’s site for a few more details!