InFilm Productions, the UK outfit which most recently co-produced Rose Troche's The Safety Of Objects, has struck development deals for three of its gestating projects.
Artists Independent Network, Luc Roeg and Charles Finch's London-based production and management company, has boarded The Duchess Of Malfi to develop and co-produce. Billed as a "dark, energetic adaptation" of John Webster's classic, the film is being scripted by Paul Hoffman, whose credits include The Wisdom Of Crocodiles. Dorothy Berwin will produce with Luc Roeg and Paul Hoffman, while Charles Finch will take an executive producer credit.
Lucinda's Changed, with Rose Troche attached to write and direct, is being backed through development by TF1 International and the European Media Fund. The film is a contemporary reworking of the Frankenstein story.
The Film Council has boarded Carol, an adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel. The film, likely to be the company's next to shoot, is scripted by Phyllis Nagy.
Other projects on InFilm's development roster include an adaptation of The Mill On The Floss to be directed by Sandra Goldbacher; an adaptation of Luigi Pirandello's The Late Mattia Pascal with writer Tony Grisoni; All Night Long, a Parisian psychological horror with writer Francesca Brill and director Luke Watson; and Midnight In Manhattan, a romantic comedy scripted by Robert Murphy.
InFilm is also setting up a New York office, under the auspices of producer Dorothy Berwin, to develop US-based projects and build upon existing relationships with talent such as Rose Troche and companies like Killer Films, which co-produced The Safety Of Objects. The office will be operational from mid-August.