Wednesday, March 24, 2010

'The Emperor's Children' Gets An Adaptation

Claire Messud's critically-acclaimed 2006 novel, "The Emperor's Children" is getting a film adaptation that will star Keira Knightley, Eric Bana and Richard Gere.

I've personally read this novel and fell in love with it. It's a very mature, complex book about the changing relationships between a trio of 30-year-olds living in New York coping with the melding of their personal and professional lives.

The way the novel plays out, I would expect it to be difficult to adapt, and so luckily the director taking on this project is Noah Baumbach who recently released "Greenberg" starring Ben Stiller.

Baumbach's films are primarily about the quirky and dry relationships of white, upper-class people and so the content of this novel is ideal for him to adapt. I'm excited to say the least.

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