PETER NICHOLS' 'THE ROCKS'
TOM HARPER TO ADAPT INTO TELEVISION SERIES
While we wait for the second season of The Durrells to begin at British ITV, two new Mediterranean set mini series are to enter production. Tom Harper, who turned the depths of War And Peace into lemonade last year, is to direct small screen adaptation of Peter Nichols' best seller THE ROCKS for Entertainment One!
Published in 2015, it is set on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, a love story and a mystery, told in reverse. It begins in the present day with the death of an older married couple who fall from one of the island’s many cliffs after an argument. The story then rewinds through time following the intertwined lives of the duo and their families over the course of half a century.
'MY BRILLIANT FRIEND' SAGA
BECOMES RAI & HBO TV SERIES
Italian broadcaster RAI, that brought us Medici: Masters of Florence last year, has teamed up with HBO on eight part series MY BRILLIANT FRIEND based on the best selling book by Elena Ferrante. It will be shot in Italian with English subs for USA.
MY BRILLIANT FRIEND is a story about the strength of female friendship. When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. She met Raffaella Cerullo, whom she has always called Lila, in primary school in 1950. Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, their story thus begins and goes on to cover over 60 years of their lives, trying to describe the mystery of Lila, Elena’s brilliant friend and, in a way, her worst enemy.