'Headhunters' could star Mark Wahlberg, says Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Published Aug 8 2012, 12:49 BST | By Daniel Sperling Game of Thrones
star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
has revealed that Mark Wahlberg could take a role in the US remake of his foreign-language thriller Headhunters
The Danish actor told Digital Spy
that he heard "rumours" of Wahlberg's interest in the film, which is based on Jo Nesbo's novel about a deadly cat-and-mouse game sparked by an art heist.
© PA Images / Michael Sohn/AP
Coster-Waldau, who stars as mysterious collector Clas Greve in the Norwegian original, also said that he saw the Headhunters
remake as a "huge opportunity" to bring the story to a wider audience.
"It's always tricky because the movie has had a release in the States and it did okay, but it was out in 20 screens in all of America," he explained. "No-one's seen it basically, so for the writer, for everyone involved, it's a huge opportunity to reach that audience. I think it's good for them and it will be very interesting to see it."
On the reaction to Headhunters
in the UK, Coster-Waldau continued: "Although of course you guys are much brighter than the Americans, it's still niche. You know you're lucky if you get out on three screens and I think this movie came out in a fairly big way and did really well.
"There were friends in England who went and saw it and didn't even know I was in it, they'd heard good things about it. And I think something about that dark sense of humour is in many ways very British... it's a very brutal film, but it's also I think very funny because it takes the whole thing to the extreme."Headhunters
is released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 13.