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‘The Imitation Game’ Director Morten Tyldum In Talks For ‘Shining Girls’ Adaptation

The novel follows a time-traveling Depression-era drifter.

Morten Tyldum

Morten Tyldum

In 2014, Norwegian director Morten Tyldum released his third film “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the man who decoded German intelligence for the British government during World War II. The film was a rousing commercial success and was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won one for Best Adapted Screenplay. Tyldum’s next film, the sci-fi drama “Passengers” starring Chris Pratt (“Everwood”) and Jennifer Lawrence (“The Bill Engvall Show”) will be released on December 21, but he’s already prepping his next film, and it’s about time travel.

Variety reports that Tyldum is in talks to direct an adaptation of Lauren Beukes’ novel “The Shining Girls” about a time-traveling Depression-era drifter who must kills “shining girls” in order to continue his travels.

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Tyldum previously directed three films before “The Imitation Game.” He first directed “Buddy,” about five young people living in Oslo struggling with life and love. Next, he directed the crime drama “Fallen Angels,” the fourth film in the “Varg Veum” series. His third film was “Headhunters,” about a successful corporate recruiter (Aksel Hennie) who lives a double life as an art thief to fund his lavish lifestyle. “Headhunters” also starred Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”) and Synnøve Macody Lund (“Black Widows”).

No further production information is available at this time.

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