Simon Brew

Jul 19, 2017

Jo Nesbo's book The Snowman is heading to the movies. Here's the poster, trailer on the way…

We suspect a trailer may well be imminent for The Snowman, the big screen adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s best-selling book. The film version is being directed by Tomas Alfredson, and has a cast that’s led by Michael Fassbender.

He’s joined in the ensemble for this one by Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rebecca Ferguson, Toby Jones, Val Kilmer, J K Simmons, Chloe Sevigny and Sofia Helin. And it’s set to arrive in cinemas on October 13th in the UK.

Here, then, is the poster and synopsis. We’ll add the trailer when we get it…

The Snowman, starring Michael Fassbender: the first poster

And the synopsis…

Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence) and J.K. Simmons star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller.

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

The Snowman is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables), as well as Robyn Slovo (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Piodor Gustafsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

A Working Title Films production—in association with Another Park Film—the thriller is executive produced by Nesbø, Niclas Salomonsson, Martin Scorsese, Alfredson, Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger.

The film was shot entirely on location in Norway in the cities of Oslo and Bergen and the area of Rjukan.