Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Headhunters
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Headhunters

Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is set to star in the psychological thriller Spinning Man.

The film is directed by Danish filmmaker Peter Flinth who will be making his US debut. Spinning Man tells the story of a philosophy professor who becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of a high school cheerleader. A detective assigned to the case uncovers details of the academic’s complex marriage and his relationship with a prized student.

Spinning Man is currently selling the thriller at Cannes, which is written by Matthew Aldrich and based on a novel by George Harrar. Greg Kinnear and Emma Roberts star alongside Coster-Waldau.


Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.