Michael Fassbender‘s thriller “The Snowman” will roll into theaters on Oct. 13, 2017, Universal and Working Title announced Friday.
The movie, based on Jo Nesbø’s global best-seller, co-stars Rebecca Ferguson (“Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation”) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (“Independence Day: Resurgence”).
Production begins Jan. 18 on the film under the direction of Tomas Alfredson (“Let the Right One In,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”).
Fassbender, a Golden Globe nominee for Best Actor for his role in Danny Boyle‘s “Steve Jobs,” plays an elite crime squad’s lead detective who investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, and fears an elusive serial killer may be active again.
He teams with a brilliant recruit (Ferguson) to connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one.
The film is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, as well as Robyn Slovo and Piodor Gustafsson. Nesbø, Niclas Salomonsson, Martin Scorsese, Alfredson, Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger serve as executive producers.
“The Snowman” will shoot entirely on location in Norway in the cities of Oslo and Bergen, and the area of Rjukan.