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Movie Casting News: Kelly Reilly to star in new thriller 'The Ice Princess'

Screen Daily reports that Kelly Reilly is attached to star in a new crime thriller, The Ice Princess, which will be Danish filmmaker Birger Larsen's English-language adaptation of Swedish author Camilla Läckberg's best-selling debut crime novel of the same name.

A very interesting crime novel (oh, I'd love to read this book next!), which our Kelly Reilly will be playing the lead character Erica Falck. This is going to be pretty good with Kelly on it. She was great in Eden Lake (with Michael Fassbender).

Here's more info via Screen Daily about The Ice Princess film adaptation...
EXCLUSIVE: Reilly attached to Birger Larsen’s English-language adaptation of Camilla Läckberg’s best-selling thriller The Ice Princess.

British actress Kelly Reilly has signed to star in Danish director Birger Larsen’s English-language adaptation of Camilla Läckberg’s best-selling thriller The Ice Princess.
TF1 International is launching pre-sales this market. Larsen, director of the acclaimed Danish police series The Killing which racked up fans across Europe, will be in Cannes next week to present the project.

It is one of three high-profile projects been launched by TF1 International’s new sales chief Sabine Chemaly, also comprising Christian Carion’s Letter from an Unknown Woman (Lettre d’une inconnue) and the Philippe Claudel’s Avant l”Hiver.

The Ice Princess, being produced by UGC Images and Les Films du 24, will shoot in February and March 2013. UGC Distribution will handle its release in France. 

Reilly, who will hit the big screen opposite Denzel Washington in Robert Zemeckis’ Flight later this year, will play a woman who discovers the truth about her childhood while investigating the murder of her best friend.

Läckberg’s is Sweden’s all-time best-selling author. Her books have sold more than 7 million copies in 45 countries
Here's more about about the novel via the author's website:
The Ice Princess
After the sudden death of her parents, author Erica Falck returns to her childhood home in the small west coast community of Fjällbacka. When Alex Wijkner, one of Erica’s childhood friends, is found murdered, she is drawn into a web of deception, lies and hidden secrets. Something that happened 25 years earlier still casts its ugly shadow over Alex and the people around her. At first reluctantly, but then with ever growing curiosity, Erica decides to find out who is willing to take such drastic measures in order to prevent old truths from coming out. At the same time she has to deal with personal problems, a budding romance and the feeling that, at the age of 35, she doesn’t really know what she wants to do with her life…
Also, the book description (in more details) from Amazon:
The Ice Princess
In this electrifying tale of suspense from an international crime-writing sensation, a grisly death exposes the dark heart of a Scandinavian seaside village. Erica Falck returns to her tiny, remote hometown of Fjällbacka, Sweden, after her parents’ deaths only to encounter another tragedy: the suicide of her childhood best friend, Alex. It’s Erica herself who finds Alex’s body—suspended in a bathtub of frozen water, her wrists slashed. Erica is bewildered: Why would a beautiful woman who had it all take her own life? Teaming up with police detective Patrik Hedström, Erica begins to uncover shocking events from Alex’s childhood. As one horrifying fact after another comes to light, Erica and Patrik’s curiosity gives way to obsession—and their flirtation grows into uncontrollable attraction. But it’s not long before one thing becomes very clear: a deadly secret is at stake, and there’s someone out there who will do anything—even commit murder—to protect it.



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