Crowley Helms Dogs of Babel

John Crowley (“Intermission,” “Boy A”) will direct the drama “The Dogs of Babel” for Mandate Pictures says Variety.

Jamie Linden (“We Are Marshall,” “Dear John”) will adapt the bestselling novel, which centers on a linguistics professor who returns home one day to find his wife dead in their backyard.

In an effort to uncover what happened, he attempts to teach the couple’s dog — the only witness to her death — to talk.

David Heyman (“Harry Potter” series) will produce the film and also produced Crowley’s “Is There Anybody There?” which stars Michael Caine and is in post-production.