Following her success with “The Night Manager,” filmmaker Susanne Bier is going even more ambitious for her next small screen effort.
Bier and “Harry Potter” film series producer David Heyman are developing a series adaptation of Karen Blixen’s memoir “Out of Africa” which spawned Sydney Pollack’s iconic Oscar-winning 1985 drama feature which starred Robert Redford and Meryl Streep.
First published in 1937, the story recounts the 17 years that Blixen spent in the Ngong Hills of Kenya during the last decades of the British Empire as she searched to find her role and voice in a changing world.
Set up at NBC International Studios who have acquired the rights to the book, Bier is attached to executive produce and direct. Nancy Cotton will also executive produce.
Source: The Live Feed