Werner Herzog Hires A Piano Tuner

Werner Herzog (“Rescue Dawn,” “Grizzly Man”) will write and direct the Victorian-era drama “The Piano Tuner” for Focus Features says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on Daniel Mason’s 2002 debut novel, the story centers on Edgar Drake, a man sent to a remote war-torn village in Burma in the late 1800s to repair an eccentric military man’s piano.

Drake falls in love with a Burmese woman and her country, but as the officer wins over locals through music and medicine, things grow treacherous when his troops begin to suspect him of treason.

The original screen adaptation by Peter Buchman is being rewritten by Herzog.