You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Crowley to walk ‘Dogs’ for Mandate

Director takes on 'Babel'

British theater and film helmer John Crowley has signed on to direct the drama “The Dogs of Babel” for Mandate Pictures.

“We Are Marshall” scribe Jamie Linden has been tapped to adapt the bestselling novel, which centers on a linguistics professor who returns home one day to find his wife dead in their backyard. In an effort to uncover what happened, he attempts to teach the couple’s dog — the only witness to her death — to talk.

Mandate is fast-tracking the film, which is being produced by David Heyman of Heyday Films, and Corey May and Dooma Wendschuh of Sekretagent Prods. Nathan Kahane and Tiffany Daniel are exec producing, with Nicole Brown and Tendo Nagenda overseeing for Mandate.

“I am thrilled to be working with John again,” said Heyman, who produced Crowley’s “Is There Anybody There?” which stars Michael Caine and is in post-production. “His passion and sensitivity for this material makes him the perfect choice to direct.”

Mandate’s films range from “Juno” to the “Harold & Kumar” films. The financing and production company’s upcoming slate includes the Michael Cera starrer “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”; “Passengers,” with Anne Hathaway; and “Peacock,” starring Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page and Susan Sarandon.

Crowley, whose first film was the Colin Farrell starrer “Intermission,” recently earned a BAFTA Award for directing “Boy A,” which made its U.S. premiere at Tribeca. He is also a Tony Award-nommed director whose credits include a staging of Martin McDonagh’s “The Pillowman.”

Linden is adapting the Nicholas Sparks bestseller “Dear John” for Screen Gems and Relativity Media.

More Film

  • Frances O'Connor, Richard Roxburgh Cast in

    Frances O'Connor, Richard Roxburgh Join Australia's 'Go Karts'

    British theater and film helmer John Crowley has signed on to direct the drama “The Dogs of Babel” for Mandate Pictures. “We Are Marshall” scribe Jamie Linden has been tapped to adapt the bestselling novel, which centers on a linguistics professor who returns home one day to find his wife dead in their backyard. In […]

  • Cameron Bailey

    Cameron Bailey Promoted to Co-Head of Toronto Film Festival

    British theater and film helmer John Crowley has signed on to direct the drama “The Dogs of Babel” for Mandate Pictures. “We Are Marshall” scribe Jamie Linden has been tapped to adapt the bestselling novel, which centers on a linguistics professor who returns home one day to find his wife dead in their backyard. In […]

  • Animated Film 'Another Day of Life'

    Cannes: Buzzy Animated Film 'Another Day of Life' Gets Special Screening

    British theater and film helmer John Crowley has signed on to direct the drama “The Dogs of Babel” for Mandate Pictures. “We Are Marshall” scribe Jamie Linden has been tapped to adapt the bestselling novel, which centers on a linguistics professor who returns home one day to find his wife dead in their backyard. In […]

  • IMAX Format Gains Momentum in India

    IMAX Format Gains Momentum in India

    British theater and film helmer John Crowley has signed on to direct the drama “The Dogs of Babel” for Mandate Pictures. “We Are Marshall” scribe Jamie Linden has been tapped to adapt the bestselling novel, which centers on a linguistics professor who returns home one day to find his wife dead in their backyard. In […]

  • Television producer Tina Fey attends the

    Tina Fey Tears Up Remembering Gilda Radner at Tribeca Opening Night

    British theater and film helmer John Crowley has signed on to direct the drama “The Dogs of Babel” for Mandate Pictures. “We Are Marshall” scribe Jamie Linden has been tapped to adapt the bestselling novel, which centers on a linguistics professor who returns home one day to find his wife dead in their backyard. In […]

  • moviepass card

    MoviePass Parent's Shares Crushed After Disclosing Pricing of Stock Sale

    British theater and film helmer John Crowley has signed on to direct the drama “The Dogs of Babel” for Mandate Pictures. “We Are Marshall” scribe Jamie Linden has been tapped to adapt the bestselling novel, which centers on a linguistics professor who returns home one day to find his wife dead in their backyard. In […]

  • 'Deadpool 2' Releases Final Trailer [WATCH]

    'Deadpool 2' Final Trailer Digs at DC Universe

    British theater and film helmer John Crowley has signed on to direct the drama “The Dogs of Babel” for Mandate Pictures. “We Are Marshall” scribe Jamie Linden has been tapped to adapt the bestselling novel, which centers on a linguistics professor who returns home one day to find his wife dead in their backyard. In […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content