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Harry August Film – Some News!

Harry August

In a bit of lovely news, I’m really excited that Wes Ball is signed on to direct the film adaptation of the First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, with a screenplay by the excellent Melissa Iqbal.

 

https://observer.com/2020/04/wes-ball-first-fifteen-lives-of-harry-august-amblin/

 

Development hell is definitely a place, but to be honest I’ve always been pretty chilled about an adaptation, mostly because a writer’s job is to respect people who actually know the industry and their craft.  Thankfully everyone involved is precisely that.  The producers have made some of my absolute favourite movies; the script is by an absurdly talented writer, and the director has more skill in his little finger than is really reasonable, with a body of work that is straight-up awesome.

 

I don’t know what shape the final film will take, but I have never been happier to trust it’ll be something truly special.