Warner Independent Pictures has acquired treatment “The Red House,” which WIP is developing with Cherry Road Films.
Treatment was written by Ignacio Darnaude, who produced last year’s Mexican hit “Ladies’ Night.”
Screenwriter Alan Sereboff has been hired to pen the screenplay.
Drama concerns the Pre-Raphaelites, a group of six revolutionary artists and freethinking visionaries who built the Red House in 1860 as a communal place to live free from the moral constraints of the repressive Victorian age.
Their provocative lifestyle, however, turned this celebrated landmark into the site of one of the most shocking scandals to hit celebrity-crazed London society.
Cherry Road will exec produce, with WIP producing. Latter retains worldwide rights to the pic.
Cherry Road Films produced Lions Gate’s forthcoming ensemble comedy “Eulogy,” directed by Michael Clancy and starring Ray Romano, Hank Azaria, Zooey Deschanel and Huck Botko. Shingle signed a two-year deal with Warner Independent Pictures in October, establishing a co-production and development fund covering eight to 10 projects a year.