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Tom Vaughan To Helm "Tom Jones"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday May 7th 2013 11:00PM
Tom Vaughan To Helm "Tom Jones"

Scotland-born filmmaker Tom Vaughan ("What Happens in Vegas") is in final talks to direct the bawdy comedy "Tom Jones" for CrossDay Productions.

Matthew Faulk and Mark Skeet ("Vanity Fair") penned the script based on Henry Fielding's classic novel "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling."

The story follows an abandoned child discovered on the property of a kind and wealthy Somerset landowner. Taken in, Tom grows into a honest, kindhearted and lust-filled youth.

Inevitably, he falls in love with his neighbor's daughter whose family opposes the courtship because of his status as a bastard child.

No cast is yet attached, and shooting begins early next year in the United Kingdom. The book was previously adapted into the Oscar-winning 1963 film starring Albert Finney.

Source: THR

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