In an exclusive, Deadline Hollywood is reporting great news:
"Jamie Bialkower’s Melbourne-based Jump Street Films has optioned New York writer Peter Cameron’s novel Andorra and will produce the film adaptation in partnership with Cargo Entertainment. Cameron is writing the screenplay for the saga of Alexander Fox, an elegant gent who leaves the States to start a new life in the tiny nation of Andorra. He’s quickly drawn to two women – a tall, cool Australian blonde with a giant dog, and the reserved, heartbroken daughter of the town’s matriarch. When a dead body turns up in the harbor Fox finds he’s the prime suspect. Bialkower tells Deadline production is scheduled for 2014 in Europe and Australia. No director is set yet."
Andorra is the fourth of Peter's six novels to be filmed.
Last week was the dvd release of Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You starring Ellen Burstyn, Peter Gallagher, Marcia Gay Harden, Stephen Lang, Lucy Liu, Aubrey Plaza, and Toby Rego as the immortal, adorable gay teen hero James Sveck.
Although it can't quite capture the novel's full grace and magic, the Merchant-Ivory The City of Your Final Destination makes its points with an elegant ensemble of Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and the amazing Norma Aleandro.