Patrick Somerville’s book is set to be adapted for film with Lily Collins and Jack O’Connell in the starring roles.
The Cradle follows follow a young couple, Matt (O’Connell) and Marissa (Collins), as they prepare for their first child. As the last-minute nerves set in, Matt is sent on a mission to find the cradle that Marrissa had as a baby. The journey he subsequently embarks upon changes their family forever.
Author Somerville co-wrote the screenplay with Hope Dickson Leach, the project is currently being offered to potential buyers in Cannes with production set to begin this summer. Hope Dickson Leach will also direct after her previous project The Levelling was a critical hit.