Post ‘1917’ Oscar Success, Sam Mendes & Pippa Harris’ ‘Beautiful Ruins’ Moves From Fox 2000 To Amblin

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Post ‘1917’ Oscar Success, Sam Mendes & Pippa Harris’ ‘Beautiful Ruins’ Moves From Fox 2000 To Amblin
Exclusive: On the heels of 1917 winning three Oscars and its soon to be $300M+ success at the global box office, Amblin Partners is reteaming with Pippa Harris and Sam MendesNeal Street Productions for an adaptation of the Jess Walter New York Times bestseller Beautiful Ruins. Amblin takes over from Fox 2000 as the studio on the project. This is not a project that Mendes will direct. Amblin and Neal Street are currently winnowing the list of potential helmers.

Walter’s book is set in an Italian seaside village off the Ligurian Sea in 1962. There a charming young man runs a hotel with no guests, until one day an American starlet, fresh from the set of Cleopatra, appears and captures his heart. Five decades later in Hollywood, a jaded assistant to a powerhouse producer gets caught up in the magic of his story, and takes it upon herself to find a happy ending.
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