Magazine article Screen International

Lunchbox Director in Talks for Next Film

Magazine article Screen International

Lunchbox Director in Talks for Next Film

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Ritesh Batra, director of Indian hit The Lunchbox, is in advanced talks to direct an adaptation of award-winning novel The Sense of An Ending.

The film, based on Julian Barnes story of a retired man looking back on an old friendship, is in advanced development with UK production outfit Origin Pictures and is also backed by BBC Films.

The adaptation has been scripted by Nick Payne.

Origin boss David Thompson said of the project: "We've been overwhelmed by offers and we are going to be making that this year."

Also on Origin's EFM slate is crime drama Silencers, scripted by Matt Greenhalgh and billed as "a thrilling story of a unit of young policemen who combat gun crime".

Also backed by BBC Films, the drama is likely to shoot this year, directed by Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders).

Meanwhile, Origin's Charles Dickens' adaptation A Tale Of Two Cities, scripted by David Farr, is aiming for a 2016 shoot. …

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