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‘Little Children’ Director to Adapt Jess Walter’s ‘Beautiful Ruins’

Little Children and In the Bedroom director Todd Field will direct an adaptation of Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins.

Field and Walter will work together on the screenplay. Cross Creek Pictures and Smuggler Films will produce the adaptation. You can read a free sample of Beautiful Ruins here. Here’s more from Deadline Hollywood:

The epic story begins in the spring of 1962 off the Ligurian Sea and centers on three young characters whose orbit around one another is set in motion by an incident involving the international jet-set center, Rome, in the throws of “La Dolce Vita” madness during the shooting of Cleopatra, and continues for decades.

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