Simon Curtis Launches "The Buccaneers"

By Garth Franklin Monday October 8th 2012 11:01PM

Simon Curtis ("My Week With Marilyn") is in talks to direct an adaptation of the Edith Wharton novel "Buccaneers" for Ruby Films says Variety.

Set in London during a time when it was fashionable to marry for social position rather than romantic love, the story follows a group of American women seeking English husbands.

Alison Owen and Faye Ward will produce. Shooting aims to begin during the second quarter of next year.