Tim Roth has confirmed that his next project will be an adaptation of Marc Parent’s 1996 non-fiction book “Turning Stones: My Days and Nights with Children at Risk”.
Speaking in Poland at the Off Plus Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema, Roth tells The Hollywood Reporter that the film is something of a companion piece to his 1999 directorial debut “The War Zone”.
Parent was a failed actor from the Midwest living in New York City. Joining an experimental social work unit at Emergency Children’s Services, he became involved in a series of situations where he was called upon to protect children from abusive parents, up to and including breaking households apart and having parents arrested.
Roth is pursuing “Conviction” star Sam Rockwell for the lead role, despite the actor being twice the age Parent was during events. Roth also plans to shoot the film digitally.