British filmmaker Dominic Savage has landed his first big feature film - an adaptation of Margaret Atwood's bestselling novel ALIAS GRACE.

Savage, who has previously made British TV films, will direct CATE BLANCHETT in the title role of the story which charts the live of a servant girl who is found guilty of the murder of her master and his wife.

At first Grace is sentenced to death but then this is reduced leaving her to travel through prisons and asylums for the next 30 years.

Originally, the project was to be developed by Jodie Foster's production company but British company WORKING TITLE have now taken it on.

SYLVIA AND TED screenwriter John Brownlow will be adapting the novel for screen.

29/04/2003 21:30