Thursday, 15 April 2010

AMC's Killing Forbrydelsen

Forbrydelsen ensemble cast

Hollywood Reporter announces that Michelle has been cast in AMC's The Killing pilot, a remake of the formidable Danish series Forbrydelsen.

In Forbydelsen, investigator Sarah Lund/Linden(US version) prepares for a new life in Sweden. Just before she leaves, a girl is murdered, and a police investigation is launched. In the AMC version, the events move from Copenhagen to Seattle, with Michelle playing the victim's mother Mitch Larsen (Pernille in the original). We're, as yet, clueless as to who will be cast as Sarah.

Pernille, the mother

The Killing ties together three distinct stories by a single murder and as the detectives assigned to the case disagree about the best course of action, they chase down a variety of leads and suspects. Along the way there are major repercussions for the victim's family, the detectives, the suspects, and the local politicians connected to the case. It is an exploration of Seattle politics; a unique portrayal of a victim's grieving family, and a study of the personal life of a cop. There are no accidents in The Killing. Everyone has a secret, and while our characters think they've moved on, their past isn't done with them.

The pilot will be directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster) and with Veena Sud (Cold Case) and Mikkel Bondesen (Burn Notice) as executive producers.

The victim's family