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Michael R. Roskam to Direct The Tiger Adaptation

Focus Features has tapped Oscar-nominated director Michael R. Roskam (Bullhead) to helm an adaptation of The Tiger by John Vaillant.

Babel screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga wrote the script. Random House’s Knopf imprint published the nonfiction title in August 2010. The book recounts the story of Russian village’s encounter with a man-eating tiger.

Here’s more from Deadline: “This film was set up originally as a directing vehicle for Darren Aronofsky, who stepped off the project to direct the Russell Crowe-starrer Noah. Brad Pitt produces with Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for Plan B and Aronofsky is producing with Protozoa cohorts Mark Heyman and Ari Handel.”

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Brad Pitt & Darren Aronofsky Eye Adaptation of John Vaillant’s ‘The Tiger’ Months Before Book’s Release

tiger.pngA few months ahead of its August 24th publication date, John Vaillant‘s nonfiction book The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival is already slated for a high-profile adaptation.

Guillermo Arriaga, the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Babel, will write the script. The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky will produce the film for his company Protozoa Pictures alongside Brad Pitt‘s Plan B Entertainment. The film is part of a partnership between Random House Inc.’s Random House Films division and Focus Features.

Here’s more from the release: “[The book] takes place on the Siberian plain, where human development is encroaching on the tigers’ habitat–and one tiger turns on the intruders. With townspeople being tracked and hunted with an almost supernatural power, a conservationist game warden must face down the tiger. It is a fight that only one of them can win.”

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