Author Loe to co-direct Inventory

Norwegian author Erlend Loe is to co-direct an adaptation of his latest work, Inventory (Vareopptelling).

Loe will share directing duties on the black comedy with producer Yngve Sæther. The film, currently in development, will mark the directorial debut for both.

It will be produced by by Hans-Jørgen Osnes and Sæther for Oslo’s Motlys.

Loe has also adapted his screenplay for a novel, which Norway’s Cappelen Damm published in April, and also has been sold to Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Slovakia and Serbia, according to the Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

Loe and Sæther have known each other since the early 1990s, when Sæther used Loe as an actor in a short film.

Sæther said: “He is a great storyteller, and we felt we could pull this project together. Few films deal with aging people who often feel rejected by society once they have passed their ‘use-by-date’.”

Sæther is an in-house producer at Motlys, where he has

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