UK Outfit Ugly Duckling Films Nabs Screen & Audio Rights To Danish Thriller Novel ‘The Midas Syndrome’ About Money Laundering Scandal
London-based manufacturing outfit Ugly Duckling Movies has secured movie, TV and audio rights to the upcoming Danish thriller novel The Midas Syndrome, which is impressed by the true European cash laundering scandal involving Danske Financial institution.
The story centres on Mads Brodersen, who has lastly landed his dream job at Nordisk Financial institution in Denmark with all of the perks and fats cat trimmings. When he’s moved to the financial institution’s department in Estonia, the banker learns that his predecessor died underneath mysterious circumstances. He naively investigates the demise solely to find that there’s a far larger cover-up at giant, involving a number of international locations and political forces.
The fictional novel, which is being arrange as a trilogy, is predicated on analysis by journalists Peer Kaee and Per Kuskner. It will likely be printed later this month by HarperCollins Denmark and there are mentioned to be discussions with different HarperCollins publishers for different territories.
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“Throughout these surreal and tough instances, we’re extra conscious than ever of the significance of storytelling”, mentioned Ugly Duckling Movies’ producer and founder Lene Bausager. “Peer and Per’s painstaking and thorough analysis have enabled them to create a gripping, action-packed drama that takes a detailed take a look at the world of worldwide cash laundering – the gamers, the commentators, the victories andthe spoils.
“Seeing the impression of the scandal via the eyes of Mads, an atypical man, solely highlights how extraordinary the occasions have been. With the true courtroom case coming to trial later this yr in Denmark, will probably be fascinating to see what additional and shocking proof will come to gentle. I’m thrilled to be adapting this piece of Danish IP for the worldwide market.”
Ugly Duckling Movies, which is represented by WME, is in post-production on Brit Checklist nominee Matt Chambers’ debut function The Bike Thief starring Alec Secareanu and Anamaria Marinca. Beta Cinema handles world gross sales. The agency can also be creating The Doodler true crime podcast sequence with the San Francisco Chronicle and Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Kevin Fagan.