Directors: MacDonald, LaBute, Hurran

How I Live Now
Kevin Macdonald (“The Last King of Scotland,” “State of Play”) is attached to direct “How I Live Now” based on the book by Meg Rosoff says Variety.

The story follows a 15-year-old girl from New York sent to England one summer to stay with cousins she has never met. She soon adjusts and falls in love with her cousin, but the affair is affected by the outbreak of a fictionalized war which separates the whole family.

Tony Grisoni (“Red Riding Trilogy”) and Jeremy Brock (“The Eagle”) are adapting the book and the project will be shopped around Cannes next week.

The Geography Of Hope
Director Neil LaBute and his “In the Company of Men” star Aaron Eckhart are set to re-team again for the 1970’s-set indie film “The Geography Of Hope” which LaBute will direct from his own script for Sundial Pictures reports 24 Frames.

Eckhart and Ed Harris will play two crooks who flee to Baja, Mexico, after a robbery in a San Diego convenience store goes bad. There they encounter several American women, and they find themselves torn between the impulse to grift the ladies and romance them.

Shooting could kick off as early as this year in Puerto Rico.

A Girl Called Dusty
Nick Hurran is set to direct a biopic of legendary singer Dusty Springfield for Fairbanks Productions says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story is based on Sharon Davis’s book “A Girl Called Dusty” while newspaper columnist, screenwriter and author Ray Connelly is adapting the script.