Magazine article Screen International

Webber to Direct the Colour

Magazine article Screen International

Webber to Direct the Colour

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EXCLUSIVE: Director [pictured] boards adaptation of Rose Tremain's novel of the same name.

Girl with a Pearl Earring director Peter Webber is New Zealand-bound.

The director set to direct the adaptation of Rose Tremain's novel The Colour, with Tremain writing the screenplay from her own novel.

The film has been developed by producer Ray Marshall's Festival Films and will be co-produced with New Zealand producer Tim Coddington's Nukuhau Films as an official NZ/UK co-production.

The film will be shot in New Zealand in 2014.

Set in the New Zealand gold rush in the 1860's, The Colour tells the story of newly-married immigrants Joseph and Harriet Blackstone, who have travelled to New Zealand with Joseph's widowed mother. Finding life as a small farmer more difficult than he expected, Joseph sets out to make his fortune in the Gold Rush. It's a disastrous decision - and one which will change their lives forever. …

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