Rudin Subjected To Roth’s Indignation

Producer Scott Rudin has made a preemptive acquisition of Philip Roth’s upcoming novel “Indignation” says Variety.

Set in 1951, the story focuses on the 18-year-old son of a kosher butcher in Newark who grapples with anti-Semitism, sexual repression and the escalating Korean War as he comes of age at a Midwestern Lutheran college.

The property has not yet been set up at a studio. Roth penned “The Human Stain,” “The Dying Animal,” “Goodbye, Columbus,” and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “American Pastoral”.