16515The Sparrow: thought this was interesting
- Apr 7, 2006Warner Brothers has acquired the film rights to the SF book,
The Sparrow, for Brad Pitt's Plan B and Industry Entertainment
to produce, Variety reported. Pitt has a long-standing
interest in the project, a potential starring vehicle for him,
the trade paper reported.
Michael Seitzman (North Country) is adapting Mary Doria Russell's
debut novel of the same name, about a Jesuit priest who accompanies
a crew of space travelers to a distant planet after Earth receives
its first communication from an alien culture. The clergyman and
crew befriend one of the planet's two races, unwittingly provoking
a bloody war and shaking the foundations of the priest's faith.
Producers are Pitt, Industry Entertainment's Nick Wechsler and
Brillstein-Grey's Cynthia Pett-Dante, Pitt's manager.
Warner and the producers are waiting to see a draft of
Seitzman's adaptation before moving ahead.
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