Rupert Wyatt Helms "Birdsong" Feature

By Garth Franklin Tuesday February 5th 2013 11:04AM

Embankment Films has added a Rupert Wyatt-directed adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' acclaimed First World War novel "Birdsong" to its upcoming slate.

The story follows a young English soldier, exploring his relationship with a married French woman and his experiences fighting on the frontline.

Wyatt ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes") has penned the script and will direct, while Alan Moloney will produce.

The BBC aired an Abi Morgan-penned mini-series adaptation last year starring Eddie Redmayne and Matthew Goode. That version scored six BAFTA nominations.

Source: Screen Daily