Oscar-nominated screenwriter Alessandro Camon (The Courier) has signed on to adapt the Italian psychological thriller You’ll Find the Word )(Le parole lo sanno) for the screen.
British director Peter Webb ( Girl with a Pearl Earring , Hannibal Rising) To direct the film, Rome-based Fenix Entertainment is in production.
Françoise’s novel revolves around a terminally ill man’s chance encounter with a woman on a park bench, an encounter that leads to extreme violence.
Camon told The Hollywood Reporter that Phoenix asked him about the adaptation and introduced him to Webb.
“We hit it off,” he points out, calling Weber “a Renaissance man. He’s an internationalist, he likes a lot of genres and languages, and he really likes it.” What he did.”
The film version of Françoise’s novel will be the same as the book, set in Italy, but will have an English-speaking central character, mostly in English shoot. This will be a loose adaptation.
“When we presented our idea to Françoise, he gave us carte blanche,” Camon said. While staying true to the “noir” roots of the original book, Camon said the film version will “deep into the characters in the book.”
“The center of everything is this [idea that this] completely random encounter can change the life of a character: two completely different people and complete strangers, different ages, living Different lives meet [on a park bench] and are ready to open up to each other.”
Camon said he has submitted a first draft of the script and filming is set to begin next year. After working in Hollywood for a few years – in addition to The Courier , Camon also worked for Walter Hill 2012 thriller Bullet wrote the script to the Head and Steve Buscemi’s upcoming drama The Listener starring Tessa Thompson and Rebecca Hall – Camon says he Looking forward to returning to Italy.
“Today we have directors like Paolo Sorrentino, Luca Guadagnino and Stefano Solima, who serve audiences all over the world Making movies, not just Italy, makes me happy.”
Franzoso’s novel Hungry Hearts is Saverio Costanzo written by Adam Driver and The basis for the English-language romantic thriller of the same name starring Alba Rohrwacher, which won Best Actor and Best Performance 2014 Venice Film Festival .
Fenix Entertainment recently produced Andrea Pallaoro’s Monica starring Trace Lysette, Emily Browning and Patricia Clarkson, which premiered this year in Venice .
You Will Find the Words will mark the return of Webb, who most recently directed high-end Arabic historical dramas Nation of Fire and ITV MiniseriesTutankhamun.