Christopher Hampton to Scribe ‘Netherland’

If you know me, you know that I adore Sam Mendes. He's been my idol forever. Every movie he's directed (Revolutionary Road, American Beauty among many others) has been magnificent. Now, according to Slash Film, he's recruited Christopher Hampton (Chéri) to scribe Netherland, his adaptation of the classic novel about an ex-pat Dutchman resident of New York who creates a cricket club among a group of immigrants after the fateful events on September 11th. The film rights are currently owned by Oprah Winfrey's Harpo films, long having tried to get Mendes to direct it. Within the past few days, he's finally agreed to.

Hampton has done some pretty great works in his career. Anything Mendes does is gold and teaming with Hampton is a great idea. This will probably be the best sports movie in the recent years. However anything could top Invincible.

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