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Skip to main content Skip to navigation. Mendes buys Winslet passion project Mabel Stark.
No comments. The book, by Canadian author Robert Hough, is set in the the world of a tiger trainer during the s heyday of the Ringling Brothers Circus.
The option was previously held by another London-based production company, Tailor-Made Films, with the working title, The Marvelous Mabel Stark , at which point Kate Winslet was attached to play the role of Stark and co-produce. Winslet and Mendes married in and this film could mark their first onscreen collaboration.
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Italian screenwriter Francesca Marciano has signed to adapt the novel for Neal Street. Marciano's previous screen credit, La Bestia Nel Cuore aka Don't Tell , was in competition at Venice in and nominated for best-foreign language feature at the Academy Awards in Mendes is apparently waiting for delivery of the script before deciding whether to direct the project or produce along side his Neal Street partner Pippa Harris. Published in , Hough's book is a fictionalised biography of a woman who earned a place in circus lore for handling more tigers in a cage than any trainer in history.
The real Mabel Stark, who died in , was married six times; one of those husbands was mauled by her favourite tiger. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.
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