Actor Tobey Maguire is stepping behind the camera for adapting Jo Nesbo's novel Blood on Snow for the big screen.
The 41-year-old actor will make his directorial debut with the film, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
This development has been on hold for years after rumours that actor Leonardo DiCaprio was interested in the adaptation of the 2013 book. However, the project came to standstill due to differences over schedule.
Maguire's production company Material Pictures and Lawrence Grey's Grey Matter Productions have taken up the rights.
Nesbo is also penning the screenplay for the adaptation.
The plot of the book is about Olav, a hit man who kills people for his employer who is one of Norway's powerful crime bosses. However, when he is asked to kill his employer's own wife, Olav's life gets tangled when he ends up falling for her.