BBC, Shine Score “The Farm” Film Rights

BBC Films and Shine Pictures have acquired the rights to “Child 44” author Tom Rob Smith’s new psychological thriller novel “The Farm”.

The story follows Daniel, a Londoner who believes his parents are living a peaceful life on a farm in rural Sweden. One day he receives a frantic call from his father – his mother has escaped from a mental hospital shortly after being committed.

Shortly after his mother calls him, telling him she’s en-route and asking for the chance to tell her story. Has she had a psychotic break? Of is she victim of a terrible conspiracy that implicates the man’s father in a terrible crime?

Ollie Madden will produce the film adaptation. A film version of Smith’s “Child 44”, starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman, is slated to hit later this year.

Source: Screen