Terence Davies Has A “Mother of Sorrows”

Acclaimed British filmmaker Terence Davies (“The Deep Blue Dea,” “The House of Mirth”) is developing a film adaptation of Richard McCann’s 2005 novel “Mother of Sorrows” for Leopardrama reports World Screen.

The book is described as ten interwoven stories portraying two adolescent brothers living with a mother they idolise in the post-World War II suburbs of Washington DC.

It’s a world of brick houses, sun-struck treeless lawns, and a place where grief and sexuality are seemingly banned – told from the perspective of the one brother who survived the experience and looks back thirty years later.

Davies is expected to deliver scripts by the end of March. His immediate next project is an adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic 1932 Scottish novel “Sunset Song”.