De Vries screenplay based on Mulisch novel
Intermedia has picked up all international rights outside Benelux on Jeroen Krabbe’s “The Discovery of Heaven,” starring Stephen Fry (“Wilde”). Film also stars Greg Wise (“Sense and Sensibility”) and Flora Montgomery.
Edwin de Vries based the screenplay on Harry Mulisch’s novel, which follows a friendship between a brilliant and charismatic astronomer (Fry) and a talented linguist (Wise). Born on the same day, the men also share a lover (Montgomery), which results in a child of uncertain paternity who receives a mission from God: return the Ten Commandments to heaven.
Ate de Jong serves as producer of “Heaven,” which is exec produced and financed by Mees Pierson Film in a co-production with a subsidiary of Krabbe, de Vries and de Jong’s Mulholland Pictures.
“Heaven” will be shot in Holland, Israel, Italy, Cuba and other locations.
Krabbe’s 1998 directorial debut, “Left Luggage,” starred Isabella Rossellini and Maximillian Schell. Krabbe has acted in films such as “Crossing Delancey,” “No Mercy,” “Kafka,” “The Prince of Tides” and “The Fugitive.”