"In the Bedroom" and "Little Children" director Todd Field is set to direct an adaptation of Jess Walter's novel "Beautiful Ruins" for Cross Creek Pictures and Smuggler Films.
Set in 1962 off the Ligurian Sea on the Italian Coast, the story follows an American actress who comes to stay in a hotel owned by the family of a young man named Pasquale.
The filming of "Cleopatra" in Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Rome kicks the story into action, with scenes also taking place in Hollywood and Florence.
Walter and Field will co-write the screenplay. Field, Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson, Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody will produce.