Sony Finalizing Millennium Series Deal

Scott Rudin attached to produce crime thriller trilogy

Sony Pictures is in final discussions to option the English-language film rights to Stieg Larsson's posthumously published crime thriller trilogy, the Millennium Series.

Scott Rudin, who was instrumental in securing the rights, is attached to produce along with Ole Sondberg and Søren Stærmose of Swedish production company Yellow Bird Films. Yellow Bird's Mikael Wallen and Anni Fernandez will executive produce.

Steve Zaillian ("American Gangster") has been in discussions to adapt the first book, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," a bestseller in Europe that has gained in notoriety since Random House published it in the U.S. No deal is yet in place.

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