“The Space Between Us” helmer Peter Chelsom is attached to write and direct and adaptation of “The Mirror Thief,” sources confirmed to Variety.
Tinker Lindsay, who also wrote “The Space Between Us” with Chelsom, will co-write the script with him.
Based on the recent Martin Seay novel, the story follows the interweaving narratives of three driven men all connected by a mysterious book. The setting shifts from 16th century Venice, Italy— where famed glassmakers perfected one of the world’s most wondrous inventions, the mirror (an object of fearful fascination) — to the seedy Venice Beach waterfront of the 1950s, to the glitzy trappings of the Venetian casino in 2003 Las Vegas.
John Albanis, who optioned the rights to the book, will produce. No distributor or financier is attached at this time.
“The Space Between Us” will bow this December and also stars Asa Butterfield and Gary Oldman. Chelsom’s previous films include “Town and Country,” “The Mighty” and “Hear My Song.”
He is repped by UTA who also reps Seay. Albanis is repped by Linda Lichter.
The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.