The film will be produced by David Thompson for Origin Pictures and by Kris Thykier, executive produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein for The Weinstein Company, and BBC Films' Christine Langan.
and Ed Rubin from Origin Pictures say: "We are so thrilled to be making a new version of Laurie Lee's timeless classic that has been adapted so masterfully by Ben Vanstone and will be brought to life by the brilliant Philippa Lowthorpe.
Endemol Pacts with David Thompson's Origin Pictures
LONDON - Endemol
has inked an exclusive first-look development and distribution pact with drama producer Origin Pictures
, which is led by former BBC Films topper David Thompson
The three-year deal will see Endemol
provide development funding in return for exclusive first-look distribution rights on Origin television titles.
has an existing relationship with Origin
, with Endemol Worldwide Distribution
handling the distribution rights for the miniseries "Death Comes to Pemberley," which launched at Mipcom 2013.
Origin was launched in 2008 by Thompson, who ran BBC Films for over a decade.
is such a dynamic company with a great track record, and we have very much enjoyed getting to know Cathy and her team.
Headed by former BBC Films boss David Thompson
, the business is currently producing The Weinsten Company and BBC Films-backed feature Woman in Gold, set to star Helen Mirren.
commented: "Ed and Claire are two of the most talented executives in the industry.
Producers are David Thompson
( Mandela) and Laura Hastings-Smith (Hunger).
Produced by David Thompson's Origin
Pictures and BBC Films
, the drama is a new adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
Producers are David Thompson, Ed Rubin and Four Lions producer Derrin Schlesinger with Matthews' Minnow Films on board as co-producer.
Origin head David Thompson will be discussing the project with potential investors at the Hong Kong Film Mart later this month.
previously told Screen: "The film has shades of Billy Elliot, which I was involved in commissioning.