Peter Webber to Direct Spider’s House


Peter Webber (The Girl With the Pearl Earring) will direct The Spider’s House, a romantic drama set in 1950s Morocco, says Variety.

The film, based on a novel by Paul Bowles and adapted for screen by Laurie Cooke, is about two American former lovers whose paths cross in Fez, Morocco, as clashes between pro-independence insurgents and French colonial overlords escalate.

Timothy Burrill produces the project, which was developed by Matrix Film Finance. Shooting is scheduled to start in Morocco early next year.