Julia Leigh To Adapt Her Novel “Disquiet”

Screen Australia are sinking $400,000 into sixteen Australian features currently in development reports Screen Daily

“The Hunter” author Julia Leigh is set to adapt one of her own novels for the big screen – the atmospheric gothic thriller “Disquiet” which follows a family reunion at a French chateau, one haunted by secrets.

The film would mark Leigh’s second directorial effort following on from the recent “Sleeping Beauty” starring Emily Browning.

Others making the financial cut are the sequel “Nim’s Island: The Return Of The Pirates”, Bruce Beresford’s action romance “Banjo & Matilda”, and a Kriv Stenders-directed musical about a synchronised swimming champion that’s set to Kylie Minogue’s music.