Sam Mendes Goes To “Netherland”

Sam Mendes (“American Beauty,” “Revolutionary Road”) is looking to direct a feature film adaptation of Joseph O’Neill’s award-winning novel “Netherland” for Focus Features says The Telegraph.

Set in New York City, the story follows a lonely Dutch expatriate becomes drawn to the sport of cricket and forms an unlikely bond to immigrant culture.

Christopher Hampton (“Atonement”) will adapt the script while Mendes, Oprah Winfrey, Pippa Harris and Kate Forte will produce.