Clockworkproducer Teun Hilte, who was one of the producers of Paul Verhoeven'saward-winning Black Book, is devlopingthe script with Donald Rice and Mary Henely-Magill. The film is based on the1932 novella Cheerful Weather For The Wedding by Julia Strachey. Hilte describes the storyas a tragicomedy about a woman from a dysfunctional family who is about tomarry the wrong man.
Before thatfilm, Clockwork is producing psychological thriller A Killing In The Woods, which has signed onCanadian co-producers Charles Bishop and Michael Donovan of the Halifax FilmCompany. Marcus Shepherd (who will also direct) won the ScreenInternational-backed Oscar Moore Screenwriting Prize in 2004 for his script abouta teenage boy in an isolated cabin.The film will to shoot in
Donald Ricealso wrote and directed Clockwork's forthcoming short I Am Bob, a short to be distributed via iTunes or other digitalroutes. Bob Geldof stars as himself in the comedy, trying to prove his identityduring an impersonators contest. Rice is also writing a "modern Ealing comedy"for the Clockwork.
For more onTeun Hilte and Clockwork Pictures, see the Oct 13 issue of Screen International.