Neil Jordan willshoot Breakfast On Pluto for Pathe Pictures, the UK company announcedWednesday.
The adaptation ofPatrick McCabe's novel will star Cillian Murphy, the rising Irish star of BatmanBegins and Cold Mountain. Shooting is set for September, with Pathehandling UK distribution and international sales.
The 1970s-setblack comedy follows a boy who flees Ireland to end up as a transvestiteprostitute in London. Stephen Woolley, Alan Moloney and Jordan are producing.
Jordan, whopreviously adapted McCabe's book The Butcher Boy, called Pluto "acompanion piece to The Butcher Boy with a far more comedic edge."