Kenneth Branagh on 'Wallander'
May 9, 2009 | 3:00 am
Based on the internationally bestselling novels by Henning Mankell, the series revolves around the brilliant -- and brilliantly flawed --
"I read crime fiction for pleasure," said
He decided to see whether he could get the rights to the stories. "Most of my experiences of development and trying to get the rights [to projects] are fairly sort of knotty and thorny," he said. "I didn't have high hopes."
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