Sean Bean has signed on to star in Devil’s Peak, an adaptation of Deon Meyer’s South African crime novel, according to Variety. While Bean is only set to star in one film at the moment, Devil’s Peak is the first in a trilogy that the actor could potentially appear in.
Bean will play Detective Benny Griessel, an aging, alcoholic detective in Cape Town, South Africa who tries to sober up while facing the most important, and dangerous, case of his career. The other book in the trilogy are 13 Hours and 7 Days.
The producers are eyeing a September production start in Cape Town, even though no screenwriter or director has been attached yet.