Ford to co-write, direct Isherwood adaptation

Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode will topline indie drama “A Single Man,” Tom Ford’s directorial debut.

Project’s produced by Ford’s Fade to Black shingle with Chris Weitz and Andrew Miano of the Depth of Field banner and Robert Salerno of Artina Films. Film’s scheduled to begin shooting in Los Angeles next week.

“A Single Man,” penned by Ford and David Scearce, centers on a British college professor who loses his partner of 16 years. The script’s adapted from Christopher Isherwood’s 1964 novel, which follows a single day in a professor’s life in Los Angeles.

Ford spent a decade as creative director at Gucci, where sales increased more than 10-fold before he departed in 2004. In 2005, he formed Fade to Black and his eponymous fashion company, creating the Tom Ford brand.

Foreign sales for “A Single Man” are being handled by IM Global.

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