Magazine article Screen International

'The Theory of Everything' Director James Marsh Boards 'The Loney' for DNA, Film4 (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

'The Theory of Everything' Director James Marsh Boards 'The Loney' for DNA, Film4 (Exclusive)

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The Night Manager screenwriter working on modern gothic drama adaptation.

James Marsh, the Oscar-winning director behind The Theory Of Everything and feature doc Man On Wire, has signed up to direct modern gothic horror The Loney for DNA Films and Film4.

James Marsh

Screen has learned that Marsh will direct from a screenplay by The Night Manager writer David Farr, who is adapting Andrew Michael Hurley’s novel of the same name.

Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich’s UK outfit DNA Films and Film4 acquired the rights to the book in 2016 and have been developing the project since then.

The film, set on the English coast in 1976, follows a fifteen-year-old and his older brother as they embark on an annual pilgrimage to visit a nearby shrine with their parents, a Cartholic priest and a collection of oddballs. …

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