Magazine article Screen International

John Irvin to Direct WWII Love Story Feature Monte Cassino

Magazine article Screen International

John Irvin to Direct WWII Love Story Feature Monte Cassino

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The British director of Widow's Peak and the original TV series of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy will direct from a screenplay by Donald C. Scott.

John Irvin is to direct World War II epic love story drama Monte Cassino, based on a true story about an American soldier and an Italian nurse.

Written by Donald C.Scott, the screenplay tells the true story of an American soldier who became trapped behind enemy lines and fell in love with an Italian novice nurse at the Monte Cassino monastery during the Italian campaign of WWII.

Steffen Wild of Fourth Culture Films and Davina Belling of Film & General are producing the film, which looks set to shoot in Montenegro in 2012.

The British director, who boarded the project six months ago, is due to fly out to LA this week to being casting,

He told Screen that when he read the script it was "love at first sight. …

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