The title refers to the architect's former home and studio in rural Spring Green, Wis., where the key events in the film take place. The rambling hillside compound, considered a masterpiece of Prairie-style architecture, was the focus of scandal as Frank Lloyd Wright built it for himself and his married mistress Martha "Mamah" Cheney. In 1914, while Frank Lloyd Wright was away, a domestic worker murdered Martha "Mamah" Cheney, her two children and four others by locking them inside and setting fire to the building.
"It's a very good script," Bruce Beresford said. "It doesn't cover his whole life, just a small section of it, and it doesn't whitewash him into some sort of saint."
Bruce Beresford has recently been scouting locations in and around Chicago.As for the male lead: "We have someone in mind, but I can't tell you yet," he says.
No production date has been set.