by: Madison Barnes
Sierra/Affinity and Aversano Films are producing the action thriller STOCKHOLM, which follows the true story of the 1973 Normalmstorg bank robbery. Scott Aversano and Kelly McCormick are producing, and Lowell Cauffiel has been tapped to write the script.
The Normalstorg robbery was the first criminal event to be covered by live television is Swedish history. It involved a prolonged hostage situation in a Kreditbanken vault in Stockholm, in which the criminals negotiated directly with the Prime Minister regarding demands to escape. It is believed that the term “Stockholm Syndrome” came from this event, as one of the bank robbers married an admirer of their criminal work.
Cauffiel’s past writing is mainly in the action and crime genres, including some television writing and directing, and a writing credit on “Fire with Fire” starring Bruce Willis and “The Last Voyage of Demeter.”
Sierra/Affinity recently released “Walk of Shame,” “I, Frankenstein,” and “Filth,” and recently bought distribution rights to Ryan Gosling’s “Lost River,” along with “Whiplash,” and “Rosewater.” Aversano recently released “That Awkward Moment” with Zac Efron, and “The Killers” with Ashton Kutcher.
Cauffiel is repped by The Rothman Brecher Agency.