According to The Hollywood Reporter, Luis Mandoki has been hired to direct The Winged Boy for Gold Circle Films.
Boy is a based on an unpublished story by Mary Hayley Bell, widow of the late actor John Mills. Described as a family film with a slice of magical realism, the story centers on a young boy in a contemporary Irish village who begins to grow wings and then starts to fly.
The screenplay was co-written by Bell's grandson Crispian Mills and Michael Geary. Malia Scotch Marmo is rewriting. The picture is slated for production in Ireland and the U.K. in the spring.