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Martin Amis' London Fields to receive film adaptation

30th November 2011

The much-delayed film adaptation of Martin Amis' 1989 novel London Fields appears to be going ahead at last, after Indian director Shekhar Kapur confirmed he is working on the project.

An adaptation of London Fields has been mooted for many years, since Tartan Films and Muse Productions jointly acquired the rights to the novel, but a series of directors has joined and left the project over the last decade.

After the likes of David Cronenberg, Michael Winterbottom and David Mackenzie all flirted with the project, only to walk away, Kapur told the Hollywood Reporter that he is ready for the challenge.

'I'm looking forward to this project because I've never directed a murder mystery,' he explained.

The novel focuses on Nicola Six, a woman who foresees her own death and sets out to arrange it, but allegations of misogyny led to the title being overlooked for the 1989 Booker Prize longlist.

British actress Gemma Arterton was previously lined up to play Six when Michael Winterbottom was attached to the project, but his departure ended her association with the film.

Amis confirmed in 2008 that he was working on the London Fields script with American producer Roberta Hanley, but the extent of his contribution to the completed screenplay is unknown.

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