The Killing III's Nikolaj Lie Kaas who played Mathias Borch is to star as Carl Mørck in four films based on Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q series. Lebanese-Swedish actor Fares Fares will play Assad.
The first film, The Keeper of Lost Causes, [loosely?], based on the first book (published as Mercy in the UK) will be released in Denmark on the 3 October and has been snapped up for the UK by Arrow Films.
From Trust Nordisk:
Based on the first book in Jussi Adler-Olsen’s bestselling thriller series about Department Q THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES tells the story of the two policemen Carl Mørck and Assad who become involved in a five-year-old case concerning a missing woman, Merete. Soon Carl and Assad are on a journey through Scandinavia’s darkest corners to find a psychopathic killer.Mercy, translated by Lisa Hartford, was voted the Euro Crime Reviewers Favourite read of 2011.