〉The stars are set to lead the adaptation of the hit novel by Nicole Krauss.
John Hurt and Gemma Arterton have signed on to lead the adaptation of the novel THE HISTORY OF LOVE by Nicole Krauss. The film was previously set at Warner Bros. with Alfonso Cuaron attached to produce and direct. Radu Mihaileanu is now attached to write and direct, with 2.4.7. Films coming onboard to produce. Marc-Antoine Robert and Xavier Rigault will serve as producers.
The story follows the characters Leo Gursky and Alma Mereminski, two young lovers of Polish-Jewish descent in 1930’s Poland. Leo writes a book for Alma titled “The History Of Love.” On the brink of World War II, Leo and Alma are split up when Germany invades Poland. Years later, Leo is a bitter old man that doesn’t realize that the book that he wrote for Alma has been printed, and has interconnected the lives of strangers that are searching for the true identities of the characters in the story.
The film has changed hands multiple times over the course of development. Optioned in 2005, the project was originally set at Warner Bros with Alfonso Cuaron attached to produce and direct. Anhelo Productions was previously producing the project, before moving to HeyDay Films with David Heyman producing. The film is now locked in to shoot in July with 2.4.7. Films and Radu Mihaileanu at the helm.
Hurt is known for his roles in Alien, V For Vendetta and Hellboy. He portrayed a version of Dr. Who in the 50th anniversary special. He will next be seen in the upcoming Terry Gilliam film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.
Known for her roles in the James Bond film Quantum Of Solace, and for her lead role in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Arterton has also starred in Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time with Jake Gyllenhaal. She will next be seen in the upcoming thriller She Who Brings Gifts.