Date: 27th February 2004

Ridley Scott to direct Peter Mayle novel

Ridley Scott is to direct a movie version of Peter Mayle's upcoming novel.

A Good Year is the story of a failing London banker who moves to Provence after inheriting a vineyard, only to encounter a beautiful Californian who has her own claim on the estate.

Scott will direct the adaptation for Fox 2000 and has signed Serendipity writer Marc Klein to pen the script.

Variety says Scott plans to make the film his next project. He is currently shooting the Crusades drama Kingdom of Heaven in Morocco with Orlando Bloom for 20th Century Fox.

Peter Mayle found fame in the 1990s with his true life books of his own time living in France, A Year in France and Toujours France.

Source: Press Release