Susanne Bier (“In a Better World”) has been set to direct the feature adaptation of Abraham Verghese’s novel “Cutting for Stone” for Anonymous Content says Variety.
The story centers on twin brothers born of a forbidden union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon in an Ethiopian mission hospital.
Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, and bound together by a preternatural connection as well as a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of the modern world.
Scott Teems (“That Evening Sun”) penned the script while Rosalie Swedlin and Steve Golin will produce. Bier’s recent romantic drama “All You Need Is Love” is currently being shopped around at Berlinale where deals have already been closed for over three dozen territories.