Caro Helming The Vintner’s Luck


Niki Caro is set to direct a screen adaptation of The Vintner’s Luck, an adaptation of Elizabeth Knox’s novel of the same name, which Caro has co-scripted with Joan Scheckel.

The Hollywood Reporter says the film revolves around a peasant winemaker in 19th century France as he grapples with the sensual, sacred and profane while searching for the perfect vintage.

The cast includes Jeremie Renier, Gaspard Ullie, Vera Farmiga, Maria Ruiz and Keisha Castle-Hughes, who starred in Caro’s Whale Rider.

Principal photography is scheduled for February in Auckland, New Zealand before moving in March to the Burgundy region of France and then Belgium.