The Irish Independent carries the news, echoed in the Belfast Telegraph, that Joseph O’Connor has sold the movie rights to his acclaimed novel “Star of the Sea” to “Britain’s biggest movie production company”, Working Title Pictures.
That news will either gladden or dishearten the novel’s many fans, who include certain Slugger regulars. Working Title has produced international successes in recent years but this would appear to be a departure from their usual formula. Time will tell if they can satisfy the current fans of the book and the movie-going public. Casting will not begin until next year, dependent upon completion of the film script. In development then.