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Tadjedin peeks at ‘Voyeur’

'Bloom' scribe tackling Caribbean murder tale

Massy Tadjedin likes to watch.

Which is good, because the young scribe will be adapting the 1955 novel “Le Voyeur” by Alain Robbe-Grillet, for Universal Pictures.

Pic is being produced by U-based Kevin Misher and by scribe-producer Akiva Goldsman, who took home the Oscar for scripting U’s “A Beautiful Mind” last year.

Tadjedin most recently penned the drama “Leopold Bloom,” a Joseph Fiennes and Elisabeth Shue starrer helmed by Mehdi Norowzian for U.K.-based Scala Prods. She’s also rewritten the thriller “The Jacket” for Mandalay Pictures.

Story follows a man’s return to a the Caribbean island of his birth, and follows him as he works to prove he couldn’t possibly be the chief suspect in a grisly child murder two days after his arrival.

While Robbe-Grillet was himself the screenwriter behind Alain Resnais’ French-lingo classic, “Last Year at Marienbad” and a director himself of New Wave films like 1963’s “L’Immortelle,” the adaptation of “Voyeur” will mark his first novel to make it to the big screen.

Now 80, Robbe-Grillet is watching his latest novel, the as-yet-untranslated “La Reprise,” perch atop French bestseller lists, where it peaked last February. No word on the sale of it’s rights yet.

A former assistant for Creative Artists Agency, Tadjedin is repped by ICM and managed by Catch 23.