Former True Blood star Ryan Kwanten joined a relatively high profile cast whose ranks include Sam Worthington (Clash of the Titans, Avatar), Sir Anthony Hopkins (list of awesome films too long to list), and Jim Sturgess, for Alchemy’s Kidnapping Mr. Heineken, and we’re not talking about beer. Well, yes and no. In the 1980s, one of the heirs to the Heineken brewery fortune was kidnapped for a ransom most of us wish we could afford to pay, making it a big scandal for the time. Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is based on that very true story, and we’ve got a look at the cast in a promo photo.
Official movie synopsis:
Based on crime journalist Peter R. de Vries’s account of what has been called “the most
notorious kidnapping of the 20th Century,” KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN explores the
abduction of Dutch brewery magnate Freddy Heineken (Anthony Hopkins) and his
chauffeur, Ab Doderer, who were kidnapped in 1983 and held for what was the largest
ransom at the time.
Written by William Brookfield and directed by Daniel Alfredson, KIDNAPPING MR.
HEINEKEN stars Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten, Mark van Eewen, Tom
Cocquerel, Jemima West and Anthony Hopkins.
Informant Media partners Judy Cairo and Michael A. Simpson, and Howard Meltzer
produced KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN. Informant partner Eric Brenner is an executive producer.