The Postcard Killings begins principal photography in London
by Kaleem Aftab
- Oscar-winning filmmaker Danis Tanović is directing an adaptation of the James Patterson and Liza Marklund bestseller The Postcard Killers
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Connie Nielsen are starring alongside Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story, Allure), Naomi Battrick (Jamestown, A Very English Scandal), Ruairi O’Connor (The Spanish Princess, Delicious) and Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight, The Good Wife) in the Good Films Collective production of The Postcard Killings, an adaptation of the James Patterson and Liza Marklund bestseller The Postcard Killers, in London. Principal photography has commenced on the production, which will shoot across London, Norway and Stockholm.
With a truly international focus, the film’s extensive cast will also include Sallie Harmsen (Blade Runner 2049 [+see also:
film profile], Devils), Eva Röse (The Paradise Suite [+see also:
film profile], Real Humans) and Joachim Król (Run Lola Run, The Piano Player). Acclaimed cinematographer Salvatore Totino (The Da Vinci Code, Everest [+see also:
film profile] and Bird Box) is on board as director of photography.
Academy Award winner Danis Tanović is directing his first feature since Death in Sarajevo [+see also:
interview: Danis Tanovic
film profile], which scooped the Grand Jury Prize at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. Most recently, he directed the four-part original drama series Success for HBO Europe, its first original from the Adriatic region.
The Postcard Killings is a crime story following a hardened New York detective, Jacob Kanon (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), in search of the person responsible for the murder of his only daughter. Across Europe, newly-wed couples are being targeted in a string of bizarre homicides that leave the young victims’ bodies looking like copies of great works of art.
The film will be produced by Good Films’ Miriam Segal (City of Lies [+see also:
film profile], The Infiltrator, Good [+see also:
film profile]) alongside Paul Brennan (City of Lies, The Infiltrator), Peter Calvin Nelson (production executive on Sparkle and 55 Steps [+see also:
film profile]) and Leopoldo Gout (Molly’s Game, Alex Cross). James Patterson and Liza Marklund’s acclaimed novel sold over 5 million copies worldwide and topped the New York Times bestseller list.
James Patterson said: “It’s always a thrill to have my books made into films and to see my characters come alive on the big screen. We’re excited that production is under way on The Postcard Killings and can’t wait to see the end result.”
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