CrossDay’s Janette Day is producing and the writing partnership of Matthew Faulk and Mark Skeet (“Vanity Fair”) is adapting Fielding’s novel, first published in 1749 as “The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling.”
CrossDay is planning to begin shooting on location in the U.K. in the first quarter of 2014.
“‘Tom Jones’ is a timeless, classic romantic comedy,” Day said. “It is exciting to be bringing his amorous, heartwarming adventures to a new generation.”
“Tom Jones” tells the story of an abandoned child brought up by a kind squire. He grows into a honest, kind-hearted and lust-filled youth who falls in love with his neighbor’s daughter and battles the hypocrisy of the class structure of the age.
Richardson’s film starred Albert Finney and won a directing Oscar along with Oscars for original score and adapted screenplay.
Vaughn’s credits include “What Happens in Vegas” and “Starter for Ten.”