The Hanging Sun, a Sky Original film adaptation of Jo’s novel Midnight Sun, will close the 79th Venice International Film Festival on 10th September.
The story follows hitman Jon, who is on the run after betraying Oslo’s biggest crime lord: the Fisherman.
Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary hiding out in a shepherd’s cabin in the wilderness.
But the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity.
And then he discovers that the Fisherman’s men are getting closer…
Directed by Francesco Carrozzini and written by Stefano Bises, stars Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Peter Mullan (Westworld) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) and will air on Sky Cinema later this year.
Buy the book or read an extract of Midnight Sun here