Mirage inks Auburn to perform ‘Triage’

Pic based on Anderson novel about war photographer

Playwright David Auburn, author of “Proof,” has segued into screenwriting with the film adaptation of Scott Anderson’s novel “Triage,” his first such effort.

The scribe recently inked the deal with Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella’s Mirage Enterprises. Anderson novel profiles a young war photographer who grows increasingly disturbed after being injured in Kurdistan.

Auburn’s “Proof,” starring Mary-Louise Parker, opens on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater on Oct. 24. Drama about the daughter of a genius mathematician had its world premiere last June at the Manhattan Theater Club, where it became one of the most acclaimed productions of the 1999-2000 season. Scribe’s first play, “Skyscraper,” was staged two seasons ago at the Greenwich House in Gotham.

This week, Auburn received the Kesselring Prize for drama. He is repped by Bill Craver at Writers and Artists.