Pride & Prejudice director Joe Wright has agreed to make Indian Summer for Universal.
After adapting Pride and making upcoming drama The Soloist, you’d think Wright would want to take a break and tackle something lightweight.
But nope – he’s set his sights on the book by Alex von Tunzelmann, which charts the waning days of Britain’s colonial rule in India.
Gladiator’s William Nicholson is aboard to adapt the novel, and will focus on Lord Mountbatten heading to India to oversee the transfer of power to Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first prime minister.
"After making The Soloist' in LA I was looking for something that was primarily about the British experience," Wright tells Variety.
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