Bille August (“The House of the Spirits,” “Smilla’s Feeling for Snow”) is attached to direct an adaptation of Stefan Zweig’s 1938 novel “Beware of Pity” at Senator Films.
August and scribe Greg Latter, who previously worked together on “Goodbye Bafana” and “Night Train to Lisbon,” are re-teaming on the English language project which will sport a German and international cast.
The story follows a young lieutenant invited to dine at at a Hungarian aristocrat’s castle. There he meets a parylysed young woman who falls in love with him.
Lars Sylvest and Helge Sasse will produce. Filming takes place next year in Bavaria, Austria and Hungary ahead of a 2015 release.
Source: Screen Daily