Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter has a movie adaptation in development. For all the details about a potential jump to film for this book, here’s what we know about the Beautiful Ruins movie:
What’s it about? What’s the plot?
From IMDB: “In an Italian seaside village in 1962, a charming young man runs a hotel with no guests, until one day an American starlet, fresh from the set of Cleopatra, appears and captures his heart. Five decades later in Hollywood, a jaded assistant to a powerhouse producer gets caught up in the magic of his story, and takes it upon herself to find a happy ending.”
Beautiful Ruins (the novel) was originally published in June 2012.
See the Review of Beautiful Ruins from The Bibliofile.
What format will it be? Will the Beautiful Ruins adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as a feature movie.
Who’s behind it?
Sam Mendes and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners are developing the Beautiful Ruins adaptation, and Niki Caro has been tapped to direct. Caro recently directed Disney’s Live-Action version of Mulan.
Producer Pippa Harris: “Sam and I can think of no better home than Amblin for the wildly romantic and cinematic Beautiful Ruins. Steven, Jeff, Jeb and the entire Amblin team were the most brilliant partners on 1917 and we are thrilled they share our passion for this film.”
From deadline:”The script is being written by Mark Hammer (Two Night Stand) and Chiara Atik (Superstore), based on an earlier draft by Micah Fitzerman-Blue (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Transparent) and Noah Harpster (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Transparent).”
What’s the status of the Beautiful Ruins adaptation?
The adaptation is currently in Pre-Production, meaning that the project is in motion and getting ready to film.
Who’s in the cast?
No casting details have been released yet.
See the full cast (when available) on IMDB.
When will it be released?
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
Beautiful Ruins Movie Development Timeline
June 12, 2012 Beautiful Ruins (novel) is released.
February 13, 2020 Post ‘1917’ Oscar Success, Sam Mendes & Pippa Harris’ ‘Beautiful Ruins’ Moves From Fox 2000 To Amblin
June 30, 2020 ‘Mulan’s Niki Caro to Direct ‘Beautiful Ruins’ Movie from Producer Sam Mendes