Not too long ago Rutger Hauer starred in a movie about the kidnapping of Freddy Heineken. Now Hollywood is taking on the subject, according to Variety, with Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten and Anthony Hopkins have signed on to star.
Called Kidnapping Freddy Heineken, the film is about the true story of Dutch beer mogul Alfred “Freddy” Heineken (Hopkins), who was kidnapped along with his driver Ab Doderer in 1983. They were both released after the ransom of a whopping 35 Dutch guilders was paid, which is the equivalent of $50 million today. The abductors were eventually caught and prosecuted. It isn’t known what characters Worthington, Kwanten and Sturgess will play, although there’s a good chance they’ll be kidnapper. Tom Cocquerel and Mark van Eeuwen are also starring in unspecified roles.
Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) is directing from a script by William Brookfield (Rough Magic). Shooting is scheduled to begin later this month in Belgium, before shooting shifts to Amsterdam and New Orleans.