Miramax Adapting The Coram Boy

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Producers Scott Rudin and Allison Owen will turn Jamila Gavin’s novel The Coram Boy into a feature for Miramax Films, reports Variety.

The adaptation has been set as a co-production of Scott Rudin Productions, Owen’s Ruby Films and BBC Films, in partnership with Miramax and the U.K. Film Council.

The novel — which won the Whitbread Children’s Book Award — is an epic adventure about orphans raised in Britain’s Coram hospice in 1741.

The novel was separately turned into a play by Helen Edmundson that was a hit at London’s National Theater and opens May 2 at Broadway’s Imperial Theater.

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