James Mangold Set To Direct “Juliet”

James Mangold is attached to direct and produce an adaptation of Danish author Anne Fortier’s “Juliet” for Universal Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story travels from medieval Siena to the present day in a story about a woman who discovers she may be descended from the people who inspired one of the most popular and tragic love stories of all time.

No writer is on board to adapt, though Cathy Konrad will produce with Mangold. The book itself won’t be published til 2010.