Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, Glue, The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins) will adapt Legbreakers, an English-language version of the hit drama from Sweden, Torpederna. From Deadline Hollywood:
Legbreakers centers on Sonny, an ex-con who, after six years in prison and keeping a secret relationship with his social worker girlfriend, has a tough time finding a real job in a world that tempts him to return to his gangster roots….
This deal marks the latest in a series of Scandinavian hits to cross the Atlantic. Shows such as The Killing, The Bridge and The Legacy have been turned into English-language adaptations.
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