Lindholm also co-wrote AFI Fest entry "The Hunt" with director Thomas Vinterberg.
Magnolia is planning a second-quarter 2013 theatrical release for the film.
Below, some critics weigh in:
"One of the more unheralded standouts at this year's Venice, Denmark's A Hijacking (Kapringen) is a tensely economical study of leadership, teamwork and negotiation in high-pressure crisis situations… Working effectively with the professional actors in the cast, meanwhile, real-life marine security expert Gary Skjoldmose Porter further boosts the general air of hard-knock versimilitude in a production which illuminatingly and sensitively dramatizes an easily-overlooked global crime phenomenon."
"Hostage thrillers are all-too-often shrill affairs, with clock-watching screenwriters wringing maximum melodrama from spiraling disorder. Not so Tobias Lindholm's superb "A Hijacking," which actually grows more chillingly subdued as its nightmare scenario unfolds. A fictional but sweatily plausible account of a Danish cargo ship ambushed by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, which alternates between tensions onboard and in the Copenhagen negotiation chamber, it's a formidable sophomore feature from the already accomplished writer-helmer. Though not the high-octane genre piece suggested by the premise, "Hijacking" should find itself sailing far friendlier international waters after a healthy festival run."