According to The Hollywood Reporter, Millennium Films has acquired the rights to Irvin D. Yalom's international best-seller When Nietzsche Wept. Pinchas Perry will direct, based on a screenplay he is writing. Shooting is set to begin in March in Austria and Lithuania. Casting is under way.

The novel, first published by Basic Books in 1992, sets up a fictional encounter between 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and Josef Breuer, a Viennese doctor who is one of the founders of psychoanalysis. The story takes place in 1882, when Breuer decided to help Nietzsche fight his hemicrania and despair.

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