Guy Pearce, Rosamund Pike and Bryan Brown are set to star in Mark Joffe's "Violet Town" at Essential Media and Entertainment, Mushroom Pictures and Morrissey Molloy Entertainment.
Based on Steven Carroll's 2001 novel "The Art Of The Engine Driver," the 1957-set tale follows various characters who're attending a neighbor's New Year's Eve party where secrets are revealed.
Amongst the characters there's a bully, a drunk, a restless girl and a young boy forced to grow up before he is ready.
Matt Cameron adapted the script, Ian Collie is producing, and shooting kicks off in the third quarter of next year.
Source: Screen Daily