"Pride And Prejudice" Goes Downstairs In "Longbourn"

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"Pride And Prejudice" Goes Downstairs In "Longbourn"

Focus Features has hired Angela Workman ("Snow Flower And The Secret Fan," "The Zookeeper’s Wife") to pen the script for a period film adaptation of Jo Baker's upcoming novel "Longbourn" for Focus Features.

The book reimagines Jane Austen's "Pride And Prejudice" from the point of view of the servants at the Bennet family estate.

Under the surface of the Bennet house, there is constant chaos swirling downstairs as the servants prepare for assorted lavish balls.

Th ...


Frank Coraci, Adam Sandler Reteam in Next Project

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Frank Coraci, Adam Sandler Reteam in Next Project

First announced last month, Adam Sandler's next project is set to be an untitled Warner Bros. romantic comedy. Now, Variety brings word that the project will re-team Sandler with director Coraci. The pair previously worked together on The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer and Click (as well as the Sandler-produced The Zookeeper). Coraci also helmed the recent Kevin James comedy Here Comes the Boom.

Plot details are few, but the comedy will deal with blended families and will be produc ...


The Zookeeper's Wife

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Based on Diane Ackerman's bestselling book, which tells the true story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, two zookeepers in Warsaw who turned the place into a safe haven for Jews during the holocaust. 

Director: Not Available 
Writer(s): Angela Workman 
Cast: Not Available 

Release Date: To Be Announced
Studio: Not Available 
Genre: Biog ...


Angela Workman Adapts "The Zookeeper's Wife"

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Angela Workman Adapts

Angela Workman ("Bronte," "War Bride") will adapt Diane Ackerman's acclaimed historical novel "The Zookeeper's Wife" for Scion Films reports Variety.

The true story follows the harrowing plight of zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who, during the German invasion of Poland during World War II, turned the Warsaw zoo into a safe haven for persecuted Jews.

The Zabinskis kept hundreds of Jews hidden away in ani ...


Kevin James Takes Zookeeper Job

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Kevin James Takes Zookeeper Job

Kevin James ("Paul Blart: Mall Cop," "Hitch") has scored the title role in MGM's "The Zookeeper" reports Variety.

Penned by Jay Scherick and David Ronn, the story centers on a lonely zookeeper who decides to leave his job because he can't meet a girl, leading to intervention by the zoo's animals.

Frank Coraci will helm while 'Blart' production companies Happy Mad ...