As we all know, books are optioned every day for film and television, but most don’t make it past that first step. But The Snowman by Jo Nesbo (Nesbø) has just come one major step forward in the process: Martin Scorsese has agreed to direct.
In typical form for movie-makers, Working Title Films is not starting with the first in the Harry Hole series of thrillers, but with the seventh. Readers of the books, therefore, will know a great deal more about Harry than is likely to be revealed in the movie.
For those of you unfamiliar with him, Harry is a hard-drinking, chain-smoking, laconic, unorthodox Norwegian detective. You have to figure anyone casting this movie will start with him. So what do you think? Who should play Harry? (And please, don’t say Tom Cruise.)