Bill Skarsgard is gearing up to play the role of Swedish thug Clark Olofsson in the upcoming Netflix series Clark.
As per sources, the crime story is adapted from Clark’s autobiography ‘Vafan var det som hande’ and it will mainly showcase Olofsson’s early days till now.
Clark was a popular gangster who entered the criminal world in 1960 and became the most contentious celebrity in the Swedish records.
Further, he was the major cause for the Stockholm Syndrome to come into existence. But he was intelligent enough to flee from imprisonments and looted all across Europe.
The Swedish based drama is set to be helmed by Jonas Akerlund and Scandinavian Content Group will produce it.
Speaking about the project Akerlund stated that: “Clark is the story about the most politically incorrect man, who lived the most politically incorrect life. It’s an ultra-violent, witty, emotional, real, and surreal biography to put a face to the name Stockholm Syndrome, but it isn’t just about the Norrmalmstorg Robbery.”
He also added that: “Olofsson was one of Sweden’s most colorful and fascinating individuals and that he excited to play the part.” And “Clark’s life and history are so incredible and screwed that it would even make Scorsese blush.”
Bill is also the co-executive producer alongside Hans Engholm and Akerlund.