‘The King’s Speech’ Writer & Director May Reteam on ‘The Lady Who Went Too Far’, AKA “a Female ‘Lawrence of Arabia’”
Posted on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 by Adam Quigley
With The King’s Speech currently favored to clean house at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards — after major wins at the Producers Guild and DGA Awards, it’s practically a lock for Best Picture — it should come as no surprise that the creative team behind the film is interested in collaborating once again.
Like The King’s Speech, the in-development project is a historical drama about royalty challenging the social stigmas that stand in their way. (Because why mess with success?) Titled The Lady Who Went Too Far, the film is based on the non-fiction book “Star of the Morning: The Extraordinary Life of Lady Hester Stanhope” by Kirsten Ellis, and is being adapted by The King’s Speech writer David Seidler (Tucker: The Man and His Dream). Reuniting with Seidler is producer Gareth Unwin, who was one of Speech‘s many backers. Speech director Tom Hooper (The Damned United), meanwhile, has also expressed interest in helming the film, should everything come together as planned. Learn more after the break. Read More »