‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Director David Frankel to Direct ‘Beautiful Ruins’

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Deadline reported, The Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel is currently in negotiations to direct the film adaptation of New York Times Bestselling Novel ‘Beautiful Ruins.’

Written by Jess Walter; Sam Mendes, who was orginally attached to direct it, will be stepping down to produce through his production company Neal Street with Julie Pastor and Karen Rosenfelt. 

You can read the synopsis of Beautiful Ruins below:

The epic story begins in the spring of 1962 off the Ligurian Sea and centers on three young characters who meet during an incident involving the international jet-set in Rome, in the throws of La Dolce Vita-like swirl of the shooting of the film Cleopatra. The script was written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, and Elizabeth Gabler and Erin Siminoff are overseeing for Fox 2000. The intention is to go into production this summer.