No screenwriter is attached to the project yet, but it is based on the novel of the same name written by Jo Nesbø (Headhunters). The story follows a hitman who is hired to kill the wife of his boss, but he falls in love with her, causing them to both go on the run from the mob together. The book is the first in a planned trilogy, with Blood on Snow 2: More Blood arriving in 2015 and The Kidnapping closing out the series in 2016. Jo Nesbø wrote the book under the pseudonym Tom Buchanan, who will become a victim in The Kidnapping.
Leonardo DiCaprio is producing with his Appian Way Productions partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Langley Park's Jennifer Davisson Killoran. No production schedule was given.