Fox 2000 has acquired rights to remake Granada-produced British miniseries “The Jury,” with Marc Forster directing and Beau Willimon writing the script.
The 2002 mini, written by Peter Morgan and directed by Pete Travis, revolved around the trial of a young Sikh student charged with killing a classmate tormenter. The drama dug into the lives of the jurors as they moved toward a verdict.
The film will be produced by Forster, his Apparatus partner Brad Simpson, Management 360’s Guymon Casady and Quentin Curtis. The executive producer is Rob Green of Granada, which owned the underlying rights.
Forster, whose latest film, The Kite Runner, opens Nov. 2, is preparing to next direct the 22nd installment of the James Bond franchise with Daniel Craig.