You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Scott Free nets De Courcy’s ‘Fishing Fleet’

Liza Marshall to produce Raj-set story

LONDON — Scott Free London, the U.K. arm of Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods., has acquired the film rights to Anne de Courcy’s novel “The Fishing Fleet.”

The book, subtitled “Husband-Hunting in the Raj,” tells the story of young women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who travelled to India in search of husbands after many British men had left for India to find work as administrators, soldiers and businessman during the years of British rule. It is based on real-life unpublished memoirs, letters and diaries, collected by De Courcy.

The novel will be developed as a film by producer Liza Marshall, who heads up Scott Free London. De Courcy will serve as a consultant.

More Film

  • village rockstars TIFF

    Village Rockstars,' ‘Summer 1993’ win Mumbai Film Festival

    LONDON — Scott Free London, the U.K. arm of Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods., has acquired the film rights to Anne de Courcy’s novel “The Fishing Fleet.” The book, subtitled “Husband-Hunting in the Raj,” tells the story of young women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who travelled to India in search of […]

  • Vivien Leigh

    Vivien Leigh Biopic in Works From 'Feud: Bette and Joan' Writers (EXCLUSIVE)

    LONDON — Scott Free London, the U.K. arm of Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods., has acquired the film rights to Anne de Courcy’s novel “The Fishing Fleet.” The book, subtitled “Husband-Hunting in the Raj,” tells the story of young women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who travelled to India in search of […]

  • Bill Nighy

    Film News Roundup: Bill Nighy, Jack Lowden to Star in Comedy 'Made in Italy'

    LONDON — Scott Free London, the U.K. arm of Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods., has acquired the film rights to Anne de Courcy’s novel “The Fishing Fleet.” The book, subtitled “Husband-Hunting in the Raj,” tells the story of young women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who travelled to India in search of […]

  • Busan: Director Kamila Andini on Balancing

    Busan: Director Kamila Andini on Balancing Motherhood and Filmmaking

    LONDON — Scott Free London, the U.K. arm of Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods., has acquired the film rights to Anne de Courcy’s novel “The Fishing Fleet.” The book, subtitled “Husband-Hunting in the Raj,” tells the story of young women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who travelled to India in search of […]

  • VidAngel logo

    VidAngel Declares Bankruptcy to Put Copyright Fight on Hold

    LONDON — Scott Free London, the U.K. arm of Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods., has acquired the film rights to Anne de Courcy’s novel “The Fishing Fleet.” The book, subtitled “Husband-Hunting in the Raj,” tells the story of young women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who travelled to India in search of […]

  • Morgan Freeman Colin Powell

    Morgan Freeman to Play Colin Powell in Biopic

    LONDON — Scott Free London, the U.K. arm of Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods., has acquired the film rights to Anne de Courcy’s novel “The Fishing Fleet.” The book, subtitled “Husband-Hunting in the Raj,” tells the story of young women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who travelled to India in search of […]

  • Channing Tatum

    Channing Tatum Pulls Sexual Abuse Movie, Cutting Ties With Weinstein Company

    LONDON — Scott Free London, the U.K. arm of Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods., has acquired the film rights to Anne de Courcy’s novel “The Fishing Fleet.” The book, subtitled “Husband-Hunting in the Raj,” tells the story of young women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who travelled to India in search of […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content