Meirelles Takes On Shakespeare’s Lost

Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles (“City of God,” “The Constant Gardener”) will direct the romantic comedy “Love’s Labors Lost” based on scribe Jorge Furtado’s loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy play says The Hollywood Reporter.

Moving between Brazil, London, Denmark and New York, the story follows the lives and romantic entanglements of a group of international students. Furtado will adapt his own novel for the screen.

Meirelles plans to begin shooting “Love’s Labors Lost” by the end of 2009, his first project after the upcoming dark drama “Blindness” which he is finalizing casting on.

Daniel Craig recently dropped out of talks to join “Blindness.” Meirelles is also producing “Adrift” which tells of a young girl who discovers her father is having an affair.