Film Director Jacques Audiard to Adapt Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers

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If you’re a fan of film director Jacques Audiard and/or novelist Patrick deWitt, this news is sure to whet your appetite: Audiard is currently working on an adaptation of deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers.

The novel is about Charlie and Eli Sisters, assassins sent on a mission to kill the prospector Hermann Warm after he’s accused of stealing from their boss. It’s set during California’s Gold Rush, which will certainly be a departure from Audiard’s previous films, including The Beat That My Heart Skipped, Un Prophète, and Rust and Bone (starring Marion Cotillard).

The Guardian reports that the film, which will be Audiard’s English-language debut, will star John C. Reilly.

In the meantime, if you’re thirsty for more deWitt, check out the recently-released trailer for his upcoming novel, Undermajordomo Minor, here.

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