Gondry, Penhall & Amazon Team for As She Climbed Across the Table


Gondry, Penhall & Amazon Team for As She Climbed Across the Table

Gondry, Penhall & Amazon team for As She Climbed Across the Table

After helming a good portion of the short-lived but acclaimed Jim Carrey-starring Kidding at Showtime, Michel Gondry is getting back behind the camera in the film world for an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s As She Climbed Across the Table at Amazon Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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First published in February 1997, the sci-fi romantic novel centers on Alice Coombs, a particle physicist who has just created a black hole in the universe alongside her companions that they have called Lack, though they learn it has tastes. It absorbs a pomegranate and light bulbs, while refusing a bow tie, an ice axe and a scrambled duck egg. For Alice, this decision-making is the sign of a personality on the behalf of Lack while Philip Engstrand, Alice’s recently spurned boyfriend, believes it to be an unbeatable rival, finding it hard to compete against something without flaws.

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The script for the adaptation is being penned by Joe Penhall, the creator of Netflix’s hit crime thriller Mindhunter who last penned the Michael Caine-starring British crime drama King of Thieves, with Chernin Entertainment set to produce while Raffi Adlan is attached to executive produce the project.

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As She Climbed Across the Table will mark the third adaptation of one Lethem’s bibliography after the Paul Dano-led Light and the Sufferer in 2007 and the Edward Norton written/directed/produced/starring adaptation of the neo-noir crime thriller Motherless Brooklyn.

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