Fridrik Thor Fridriksson

Fridriksson to produce The Black Cliffs movie

Icelandic filmmaker Fridrik Thor Fridriksson is set to produce the movie adaptation of the Gunnar Gunnarsson novel “The Black Cliffs”.

Based on the true story of an 1802 crime in rural Iceland, the book was written in 1928. Such was its success that it was an international bestseller and was among one of Ernest Hemingway’s favourite novels.

The story tells the tale of two couples who live on a remote farm. When one of the wives dies and the husband of the other mysteriously disappears, the survivors are tried for murder.

Actor Ingvar Sigurdsson (Of Horses and Men, Jar City) is set to play the lead role as he teams up with Fridriksson for the first time since Angels of the Universe. The female lead has not been announced as of yet. Oscar nominated Fridriksson said that he loves crime stories, and how this particular story demonstrated what people are willing to sacrifice for the sake of true love.

The filmmaker, who currently has six scripts ready for production, is also premiering his art documentary Horizon in Toronto as part of TIFF Docs. He plans to reunite with Bergur Bernburg, his co-director from the film, for a documentary on blue whales. Bergburg explained that blue whales are so mysterious and we know so little about them.