Michael Fassbender in Talks for Thriller ‘The Snowman’

Actor would play detective in potential franchise based on Jo Nesbo’s crime novels

Last Updated: September 8, 2015 @ 5:14 PM

Michael Fassbender is in talks to join Working Title’s “The Snowman,” an individual familiar with the deal told TheWrap.

The potential franchise is an adaptation of Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo’s dark series about a detective tracking a missing person.

“The Snowman” is arguably the most popular installment in Nesbo’s chronicle of alcoholic investigator Harry Hole, who attempts to find a young boy’s disappeared mother. The only clue left behind is a pink scarf wrapped around a snowman that appears in front of her home.

Fassbender will next be seen in Danny Boyle‘s “Steve Jobs,” starring as the turbulent tech genius. He’ll also appears in a gritty take on “Macbeth” alongside Marion Cotillard and pop up as Magneto in 2016’s “X-Men: Apocalypse.”