The Newsroom‘s Emily Mortimer and Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery have joined Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter and Jim Broadbent in the big screen adaptation of 2011 Man Booker Prize winning novel THE SENSE OF AN ENDING by Julian Barnes. The adaptation will mark the screenwriting debut for playwright Nick Payne, which BAFTA nominee Ritesh Batra is set to direct.
The critically lauded book is narrated by the divorced and retired Tony Webster (Broadbent), who recalls how he met Adrian Finn at school and vowed to remain friends for life–until Adrian committed suicide. Years later, Tony’s comfortable existence is rocked to its core when an old love bequeathes him Adrian’s diary in her will leading Tony on a voyage of self-discovery that will make him question everything he has told himself about the preceding 40 years of his life.
The additions of Mortimor, Dockery, Rampling and Walter only strengthen the pedigree of the cast in what is shaping up to be a rather prestigious drama from Origin Pictures and BBC Films.
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