9 February 2013 3:43 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Nicholas Hoult, the star of zombie rom com Warm Bodies, has signed to star in a big-screen adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’s novel Birdsong. Hoult will play the  role of 21-year-old Stephen Wraysford, a Wwi army officer, who falls in love with a beautiful older married woman. The screenplay is written by Rupert Wyatt based on Faulks’s book and will shoot later this year with a fall 2014 delivery date planned. It is being touted for worldwide pre-sales during the Efm by U.K. banner Embankment Films, headed by Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar. The project will be produced

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