Meyjes is moving on to Morris

Hyphenate most recently worked on 'Max'

HOLLYWOOD — Scribe-turned-helmer Menno Meyjes has signed with the William Morris Agency for representation in all areas.

Meyjes made his mark as a writer by adapting the Alice Walker novel “The Color Purple” for the bigscreen in 1985. Both the picture and Meyjes’ adaptation received Oscar noms.

Most recently, though, Meyjes wrote and directed “Max,” a drama about the relationship between an art teacher named Max Hoffman and his very apt pupil, Adolf Hitler. The pic had its premiere at this year’s Toronto Film Festival and will be distribbed domestically by Lions Gate Films this December.

Meyjes also has written original actioners such as 1998’s “The Siege” for helmer Tony Scott and also adapted Phillippe Labro’s novel “The Foreign Student,” about race relations in the 1950s American South, for helmer Eva Sereny in 1994.

Other credits include “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” in 1989 and the story to the 1991 Denzel Washington thriller “Ricochet.”

He was previously repped by ICM.

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