‘King’s’ Scribe Adapting “Queen of Spades”

“The King’s Speech” scribe David Seidler is set to pen a contemporary-set adaptation of Russian author Alexander Pushkin’s 1833 short story “Queen of Spades” reports Screen Daily.

Pavel Lungin (“Tsar”) is attached to direct the story which recounts the story of a Russian officer who goes mad in an attempt to uncover the secret behind a money-spinning card cheat.

The €12 million film will feature music from Tchaikovsky’s 1890 opera based on Pushkin’s work.