the girl who saved the king of sweden
Swedish writer Jonas Jonasson’s follow-up to The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is set to be adapted for film by Icelandic producer Joni Sighvatsson.
The second novel is titled Analfabeten som kunde räkna (The Illiteratre Who Could Count, or as us international audiences would know it – The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden) and follows a South African girl whose destiny takes her on a trip from Soweto to international politics.
Sighvatsson has produced more than 40 films and is president of the Scandinavian distribution group Scanbox. He was the executive producer of The 100 Year Old Man.
Information gathered from the Nordisk Film and TV Fund
Read our review of the 100 Year Old Man