The script about the iconic travel writer is being written by Hari Kunzru and Katie Kitamura.

Film4 is teaming up with producers Rachael Horovitz and James Wilson to develop a feature about travel writer Bruce Chatwin and his relationship with his wife Elizabeth.

Bestselling novelist and travel writer Hari Kunzru and novelist and screenwriter Katie Kitamura are writing the script based on Nicholas Shakespeare’s biography Bruce Chatwin as well as Elizabeth Chatwin’s life rights.

Sam Lavender is heading up the development of the project at Film4.

Chatwin started out as a porter at Sothebys before becoming the auction house’s art expert and then quitting to go embark on a series of adventures.

He wrote travelogues including The Songlines and In Patagonia, becoming an icon for backpackers.

Film4 head Tessa Ross said, “Hari and Katie’s kaleidoscopic take hooked us instantly. It captures the passion of Chatwin’s wanderlust, inner and outer, with a unique relationship and two amazing roles at its core”.