In exciting movie news, the film rights for John Niven’s Music From Big Pink novella have been optioned by producer/writer/director team Stephen and Jez Butterworth, who together made Birthday Girl in 2001, starring Nicole Kidman as a mail-order bride. (Happens to me every day.)
Jez Butterworth is a highly regarded playwright and screenwriter whose credits include the play Mojo (which won the Olivier award at the Royal Court and was later made into a feature film which Jez directed). He has just completed the screenplay for Paramount Pictures forthcoming James Brown biopic, to be directed by Spike Lee later this year.
So, who knows if/when this will actually get made, but we’re pretty thrilled here at Continuum HQ.