Ron Howard Eyeing Emperor’s Children


Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have optioned Claire Messud novel “The Emperor’s Children,” reports Variety.

The feature adaptation will be produced by Imagine’s Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard is eyeing it as a potential directing vehicle.

The book is a comedy of manners set in New York in the months before and following Sept. 11, 2001. Three Brown University-educated students, raised in upper-crust surroundings and expected to do something important, hit 30 while still struggling to fulfill that promise.