Game Of Thrones star Sean Bean is helping to bring the popular Devil's Peak book trilogy to life on the big screen after landing the lead role in a series of planned movie adaptations.
The British actor will portray Detective Benny Griessel in the three forthcoming projects, based on South African author Deon Meyer's crime and suspense books, about a veteran cop who struggles to balance his family life with his career as he tries to track down a killer.
Production on the first installment will begin in Cape Town, South Africa in September (12).
Bean has also signed up to continue the story in sequels 13 Hours and 7 Days.