Friday, 29 August 2014

LAKE BELL TO DIRECT THE EMPEROR'S CHILDREN


Following the critical and commercial success of actor Lake Bell's In a World...which marked her debut as both writer and director, she has been selected to helm a high-profile adaptation for Imagine Entertainment. She'll direct Noah Baumbach's script of Claire Messud's novel The Emperor's Children, which was longlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize and won the 2007 Massachusetts Book Award for fiction. That's providing that Baumbach's screenplay is still go; he had been tapped to direct the film back in 2011, after Imagine head Brian Grazer's partner Ron Howard had vacated to make The Dilemma.