The Intrigo trilogy is one that has yet to really break into the U.S. mainstream, and I’m curious if that’s about to change. The first movie, Intrigo: Death of an Author (the unopened Bluray is literally sitting about a foot away from me) starred Ben Kingsley, and like all of the films is based on a series of books by Håkan Nesser. The entire trilogy is being directed by Daniel Alfredson, best known for the Swedish Millennium adaptations. Now the second film is on the way, Intrigo: Dear Agnes, and it’s led by Crazy Rich Asians and Captain Marvel actress, Gemma Chan.
Chan stars alongside Wetlands breakout Carla Juri and Jamie Sives, telling the story of a wife who enlists a friend to murder her husband. All over money, of course. The film is directed by Alfredson, who co-wrote the script with Birgitta Bongenhielm. The next Intrigo movie is Intrigo: Samaria.
SYNOPSIS: From bestselling author Håkan Nesser and the director of The Girl Who Played with Fire comes this intense thriller about good friends and evil deeds. With the death of her husband, Agnes (Carla Juri, Blade Runner 2049) is desperate for money. Then she runs into her old friend Henny (Gemma Chan, Captain Marvel), who is enraged at her unfaithful spouse, Peter (Jamie Sives, “Chernobyl”). Henny makes Agnes a shocking offer—enough cash to live a better life, if she will murder Peter—leading to an explosive, unforgettable climax.
Intrigo: Dear Agnes hits select theaters and VOD on May 8th.