By: James Silverwolfe
Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten and Mark van Eeuwen have joined the cast of KIDNAPPING FREDDY HEINEKEN opposite Anthony Hopkins and Tom Cocquerel. The story chronicles the 1983 kidnapping of Dutch beer magnate Freddy Heineken (Hopkis) and his driver Ab Doderer. No word on what role any of them will be playing, but I’m guessing it’s the kidnappers.
William Brookfield wrote the script based on Peter R. de Vries’ book “De ontvoering van Alfred Heineken.” Daniel Alfredson (“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”) will direct. Producing will be Judy Cairo, Howard Meltzer and Michael Simpson.
Sturgess was last seen in “Cloud Atlas” and “Upside Down.” He’ll appear next in “Eliza Graves” and “London Fields.” Worthington is best known for “Avatar” and last appeared in the sports drama “Drift.” He’ll presumably appear next in “Avatar 2” (if not all 3 sequels) and “For the Dogs.” Kwanten is best known as Jason Stackhouse on “True Blood” but has also appeared in the neo-western “Red Hill.” Next on his slate is “Northmen: A Viking Saga.” Van Eeuwen was last in the indie thriller “App.”
Stugess, Worthington and Kwanten are repped by CAA