The Soloist helmer Joe Wright will next direct Indian Summer for Working Title and Universal, reports Variety.
The project is based on the book of the same name by Alex von Tunzelmann about the last days of Britain’s colonial rule in India and the symbolic end of Blighty’s status as a world superpower.
William Nicholson (Gladiator) is writing the screenplay.
Filming is set to begin early next year on location in India. No cast has been set.
Pic will follow the fateful events as Britain’s Lord Mountbatten, with glamorous wife Edwina in tow, is sent to oversee the handover of power in the summer of 1947 to Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister.