After working together on Fireflies In The Garden, Senator Entertainment's Marco Weber, actress Julia Roberts and writer-director Dennis Lee are set to be reunited for an adaptation of Brad Kessler's novel Birds In Fall.
Roberts and her production outfit Red Om Films came with the project to Senator Entertainment Inc., who acquired the film rights to Kessler's book. Roberts and Weber will produce along with their respective heads of production Philip Rose and Vanessa Coifman, with Lisa Gillan serving as executive producer.
Birds In Fall begins with an airplane crashing into the sea off the coast of a remote island in Nova Scotia and the aftermath as the mourning families gather at an inn on the shore to await news about their loved ones. At the centre is an ornithologist who has lost her husband in the tragedy and finds consolation and hope in the unusual comunity bonded together by share grief.
Lee's Fireflies In The Garden, which also starred Ryan Reynolds, Emily Watson and Willem Dafoe, had its world premiere at this year's Berlinale and will be released theatrically in Germany by Senator Film on August 31.