AMAZON STUDIOS LANDS RIGHTS TO NOVEL ‘MY POLICEMAN’ WITH HARRY STYLES AND LILY JAMES EYED TO STAR AND BERLANTI SCHECHTER PRODUCTIONS AND INDEPENDENT PRODUCING

17 September 2020

In a competitive situation, Amazon has closed a deal with Berlanti Schechter Productions to produce untitled pic based on the acclaimed novel My Policeman with Harry Styles and Lily James in negotiations to star. Tony and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage will direct from an adapted screenplay by Oscar-nominee Ron Nyswaner

Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Robbie Rogers will produce along with Cora Palfrey and Philip Herd at Independent and MGC.

Story takes place in the late 1990s, when the arrival of elderly invalid Patrick into Marion and Tom’s home, triggers the exploration of seismic events from 40 years previous: the passionate relationship between Tom and Patrick at a time when homosexuality was illegal.

Production is expected to start next summer.


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