Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman to star in film adaptation of ‘Important Artifacts’By ANI
Thursday, March 19, 2009
WASHINGTON - Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman are all set to star in the big screen adaptation of the new Leanne Shapton book.
The book titled ‘Important Artifacts and Personal Property From the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion and Jewellery’ was just published by Farrar Straus and Giroux.
Paramount Pictures has roped in the two actors after it won an auction for the book rights on March 17.
Pitt’s Plan B, along with Portman’s Handsomecharlie Films banner, will produce the film.
The book takes the form of a Sotheby’s-like estate auction catalogue, with 325 entries and photographs depicting items that reveal the private moments and the rise and fall of a four-year relationship between the fictitious couple Hal Morris, a 40ish photographer, and Lenore Doolan, a New York Times food columnist in her late 20s.
The project will be developed as a romantic comedy. (ANI)