Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to "Juliet," a novel by Danish author Anne Fortier, for James Mangold and Cathy Konrad to produce through their Tree Line Film banner. Mangold is also attached to direct the adaptation.
The story, which takes a cue from "Romeo and Juliet," toggles from medieval Siena to the present day in a story about a woman who discovers she may be descended from the people who inspired one of the most popular and tragic love stories of all time.
No writer is on board to adapt. Husband-and-wife team Mangold and Konrad last worked on 2007's "3:10 to Yuma." Tree Line is developing the time-travel thriller "The Archive," also at Universal.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
James Mangold To Direct Juliet
I think James Mangold is a great director. I thought Walk the Line was a great film and heard so many good things about 3:10 to Yuma. I'm excited for his next film and cant wait to check it out.