In the 2000s, Claes Olsson and his production company Kinoproduction also developed a film about Olavi Virta with writer Paavo Westerberg. Director Olli Saarela was attached to the project, with actor Peter Franzén rumored for the lead role. In the 2010s, Westerberg was to be the director from the new script finalized by Harri Virtanen. Based on Olsson, his production company had a deal with Pauli Virta, the son of Olavi Virta. Pauli Virta passed away in 2011.