“Atonement ” and “Pan” helmer Joe Wright is in talks to direct an adaptation of Charlotte Rogan’s book “The Lifeboat” at Working Title and Focus Features.
Anne Hathaway is attached to star and produce the film about a young newlywed-turned-widow standing trial in 1914 for murder.
With the help of her new husband, she survives the sinking of a transatlantic ocean liner and finds herself on a lifeboat, only to discover there are too many people on board leading to a moral crisis as to who stays.
William Broyles Jr. (“Castaway”) is writing the script and executive producing. Tim Beva, Eric Fellner, Suzan Bymel, Ben Forkner and Liza Chasin are producing.