Apparently Joe Wright can't stay away from England's past for very long. He departed from period pieces like Atonement and Pride and Prejudice with this spring's The Soloist, but before too long he'll be back in clipped accents and detailed frocks, directing an adaptation of the novel Indian Summer.
The book by Alex von Tunzelman follows a British Lord and his wife who travel to India to oversee transfer of power in 1947 to India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Wright told Variety, "After making 'The Soloist' in L.A., I was looking for something that was primarily about the British experience."
We all know he's good at capturing Britishness onscreen, from the societal hangups in Pride and Prejudice to all the desires left unsaid in Atonement. I'd be happy to see Wright adapt prestigious literature for the rest of his life, given how good he's been at it so far. We won't know how good at something else he is until The Soloist comes out April 24, but even if it's a masterpiece, Indian Summer still seems like a good fit.
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