Screenwriter Matt Cook has been hired by New Regency to adapt the crime thriller Three Seconds.

The project will be adapted from the best-selling crime novel by Anders Roslund and Bonge Hellstrom, which centers on an undercover Swedish cop who intentionally gets arrested in order to be closer to the prison mob system.

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New Regency will produce the adaptation along with Shine. No production schedule was revealed for Three Seconds.

Matt Cook has made the Black List twice with screenplays for 999 and By Way of Helena.