Netherland: The Movie

Members of Barack Obama’s book club will soon have one more movie to help them cut corners—Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland is on its way to the big screen. The screenplay for the seminal post-9/11 New York novel, which chronicles the life of a Dutch stockbroker, is set to be written by Christopher Hampton, who adapted Ian McEwan’s Atonement for the film version. Netherland is a joint project between Focus Features, Oprah’s Harpo Productions, and the production company of director (and Kate Winslet hubby) Sam Mendes. The Academy award-winning English director of American Beauty and Revolutionary Road is tentatively set to direct the adaptation. Details on the cast and release date for the movie are currently under wraps.