A partly-finished novel by Edith Wharton, The Buccaneers, which was later finished by her scholar Marion Mainwaring was adapted into the BBC 1995 mini-series and now comes word that BBC and Ruby Films’ are planning feature adaptation of the acclaimed high-society novel.
My Week With Marilyn director Simon Curtis is in talks to helm the big-screen version from a script written by Heidi Thomas, the screenwriter behind BBC drama Cranford.
The story of the morals held by fashionable society at the time follows five wealthy American girls who, unable to find mates in New York, set off for England in search of well-off English husbands.
Curtis was also set to direct the online dating-themed rom-com ensemble Click to Connect.
If he signs the deal for The Buccaneers, shooting aims to begin during the second quarter of next year.
Check out a preview clip from the 1995 BBC series ‘The Buccaneers’.