BBC commissions 'The Lunchbox' director Ritesh Batra to helm a film based on Man Booker Prize-winning novel 'The Sense of An Ending' written by Julian Barnes
BBC Films, the film arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is celebrating its silver jubilee this year and has unveiled its latest slate of feature projects. It has roped in director Ritesh Batra to direct an adaptation of Man Booker Prize-winning book, 'The Sense of An Ending', written by Julian Barnes.
A source confirms the report, saying: "Yes, it is official. BBC Films has announced its film slate and Ritesh's name features in it."
This will be Ritesh's second film after 'The Lunchbox', which won worldwide acclaim and was nominated for the BAFTA Awards. The Nimrat Kaur and Irrfan-starrer did a worldwide theatrical business of 22.5 million dollars across 48 territories.
'The Sense of An Ending' tells the story of Tony Webster, whose comfortable world is rocked after an explosive letter from his careless youth emerges. The adaptation is the debut screenplay of playwright Nick Payne, whose play 'Constellations' was recently on Broadway starring Jake Gyllenhaal. David Thompson will produce it for Origin Pictures.
Ritesh refused to comment on the casting and when the film is likely to go on floors.