Dennis Lee is set to direct an adaptation of "The Ice Storm" author Rick Moody's 1998 best-selling novel "Purple America" for Mulberry Films.
The story follows a fortysomething who returns to Long Island to visit his invalid mom, and discovers her husband has bailed. He has to learn to face up to responsibilities.
Lee is co-writing the adaptation with Daniel Ragussis. Spanish commercials director Jorge Torregrossa was previously attached.