Variety is reporting that director Niki Caro (Mulan, Whale Rider, The Zookeeper’s Wife) will helm the feature adaptation of Beautiful Ruins for Amblin Partners.
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Based on the best-selling novel by Jess Walter, the story is set in an Italian seaside village in 1962, where a charming young man runs a hotel with no guests, until one day an American starlet, fresh from the set of Cleopatra, appears and captures his heart. Five decades later in Hollywood, a jaded assistant to a once-powerhouse producer gets caught up in the magic of the Italian’s story and takes it upon herself to find a happy ending.
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The adapted screenplay is written by Mark Hammer and Chiara Atik from an earlier draft by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.
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Amblin is re-teaming with Neal Street Productions (Academy-Award winning war drama 1917) to make the movie. Neal Street’s Pippa Harris, Sam Mendes, and Julie Pastor will produce. Nicolas Brown will serve as executive producer.