Danish author Janne Teller’s bestselling novel by the same name.
“Nothing” was published in more than 30 territories and has so far sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide, including 500.000 in Germany. The film will tell the story of Pierre Anthon and his classmates who have just started 8th grade. One day, Pierre decides to quit school and moves up in a tree, declaring that life has no meaning. His classmates are shaken by Pierre’s decision and start gathering their most valuable belongings in a “heap of meaning” that will convince Pierre that he is wrong. But the innocent offerings soon turns into a spiral of psychological violence, with children testing their limits and making increasingly painful sacrifices.
Piil penned the adaptation and has directed the film with Seamus McNally, an American director and acting coach.