Brad Pitt's Plan B to Produce Night Manager
Fri, 20 Mar 2009 16:58:35
Brad Pitt and his Plan B shingle will produce a feature film version of The Night Manager, a novel about the night manager of a European hotel who is recruited by intelligence agents in order to penetrate a network of international arms dealers. It has not been determined if Pitt will star in the film.
The book was written by John Le Carre, whose book was the source material for The Constant Gardener. Paramount has acquired the book's rights. Robert Edwards, who wrote and directed Land of the Blind, will adapt the script. He is a prime candidate for the task, as he served as an intelligence officer in the Gulf War.
In other Pitt-related news, the actor will star with Natalie Portman in a film based on the recently published book, Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Fashion and Jewelry. Paramount won an auction for the rights to the book. Plan B and Portman's Handsomecharlie Films will both produce the film. The film will be developed as a romantic comedy, with Pitt playing Morris, a photographer, and Portman playing Doolan, a New York Times food columnist. It will follow the couple as they reveal the rise and fall of their four year courtship through a Sotheby's-like auction of their estate items, including photographs.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff