Pitching the project at the first edition of the Northern Seas Film Forum (NSFF) in St Petersburg at the weekend, producer Markus Selin of Solar Films Inc.
Oy and director Jokinen said that they are speaking to the Matrix star about headlining the crime thriller which is set to shoot next year.
The Criminal is based on interviews conducted with Russian and Finnish felons over the past four years and has the Organised Crime Unit of the Finnish Police now serving as an advisor on the screenplay.
revealed that Ireland's Subotica Films
is already onboard as a co-producer and he
is now looking for a Russian company to join the production.