Rudin & Owen Adopt A Coram Boy

BBC Films is reuniting with mega-producer Scott Rudin and “Sylvia” producer Alison Owen to make “Coram Boy,” a big screen adaptation of the epic best-selling children’s novel by Jamila Gavin says The Hollywood Reporter.

A sprawling epic story about teenage pregnancy, infanticide and slave-trading in 18th Century Georgian London, “Coram Boy” follows the story of wealthy English estate heir who forsakes his fortune for music before fathering a love child.

“Coram Boy” made it to the stage last year at the U.K.’s National Theater adapted by Helen Edmundson.