Shekhar Kapur to direct Martin Amis’s London Fields, and wants another Elizabeth film

Over the last twenty-five years there have been several attempts to bring the worlds of Martin Amis to the big screen with Dexter Fletcher’s turn as Charles Highway in The Rachel Papers being the most successful so far.

Paul Bettany and Olivia Williams led William Marsh’s adaptation of Amis’s Dead Babies in 2000, re-titled and shunted straight to video in the States under the safer title of Mood Swingers, but it is a mostly forgotten work leaving the only decent stab at an Amis book on-screen being the BBC adaptation of Money with Nick Frost a suitably fatuous John Self.

Rumours of an adaptation of Amis’s 1989 novel London Fields have come and gone over the last decade or so with David Cronenberg and Michael Winterbottom attaching, then detaching, themselves over time. THR now report that one of the projects director Shekhar Kapur has lined up in his
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