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Ron Howard Will Direct The Emperor's Children

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Ron Howard Will Direct The Emperor's Children

Ron Howard at the Hollywood Premiere of Curious George presented by Universal Pictures.

© Richard Chavez
Updated July 21, 2007

Universal Pictures snagged Ron Howard to direct the big screen adaptation of Claire Messud's book The Emperor's Children. Squid and the Whale writer/director Noah Baumbach adapted the novel and Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer and Howard will produce the film.

Messud's book tells the story of three 30ish New York friends - a writer, a documentary filmmaker and a freelance critic - who find their lives unexpectedly changed when an idealistic college dropout enters the scene.

Howard's schedule was already fairly full before he committed to directing The Emperor's Children. The Oscar-winning director (A Beautiful Mind) also has Frost/Nixon, Angels & Demons and Cache in various stages of development.

Source: Variety

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