The film follows Roger Brown, who is good at two things: hiring people and stealing from them. He'll risk it all when he meets a former mercenary who owns a painting worth millions.
The actor interviewed with Short List and said this about the original:
"I saw a film recently called Headhunters," he said. "It's a Norwegian film and it's one of the best movies I've seen in a long time." he added "I met with the director and pleaded with the studio that has the rights so we'll see if we get anywhere with that."
You can also see the star in Contraband, a remake of Reykjavik-Rotterdam Icelandic action thriller from 2008. Contraband was released January 13, 2012 in the U.S.
Headhunters was released April 27th, 2012 and stars Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie Ølgaard, Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Reidar Sørensen, Nils Jørgen Kaalstad, Joachim Rafaelsen. The film is directed by Morten Tyldum.