Morten Tyldum joins Zentropa Norway

To direct crime thriller 'Operation Snow White'

COLOGNE, Germany -- Award-winning Norwegian director Morten Tyldum has signed on to direct the crime thriller "Operation Snow White," based on the novel by Eirik Wekre, for producer Zentropa International Norway.

"Operation Snow White" follows a detective in a race against time to find billions from Norway's oil fund that have suddenly gone missing. Valerie Saunders will produce for Zentropa, with financing set to begin early next year.

Tyldum's last feature, "Fallen Angels," another thriller based on a Norwegian best-seller, was a local blockbuster, grossing more than $2 million in tiny Norway.