Adrien Brody is attached to both star in and produce the biopic “Banking on Mr Toad”
The project is a live-action and CG animated combination feature about Kenneth Grahame, the creator of the renowned children’s work “The Wind in the Willows”.
The story will explore Grahame’s relationship with his wife Elspeth, his frequently ill young son Alastair, and the best-selling fictional work he penned while working as secretary at the Bank of England.
Brian Blessed is already attached to play Grahame’s best friend William Furnivall. Luis Mandoki helms the project from a script by Timothy W Haas.
Haas, Richard Hewitt, Sally French, Sharon Lark, Tony Silver and Rob-Green are producing. Shooting begins later this year in the U.K.
Source: Screen Daily