Alan Parker Helming Coram Boy


Alan Parker will write and direct Coram Boy, the feature version of Jamila Gavin’s novel with Scott Rudin and Allison Owen producing, says 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, winner of the Whitbread Children’s Book Award, is an epic adventure about two orphans — one rescued from an African slave ship, the other the abandoned son of the heir to a great estate. The duo are raised in Britain’s Coram hospice in 1741.