According to Variety, Phillip Noyce will direct Moral Hazard, an adaptation of a Kate Jennings novel that his Rumbalara Films will produce with Spitfire Pictures partners Guy East and Nigel Sinclair. The pic is being scripted by John Romano, whose script work includes Intolerable Cruelty and an adaptation of American Pastoral.

The book is an autobiographical tale of a liberal poet and travel writer who marries an older man, and then is forced to take a lucrative yet cutthroat job on Wall Street when her husband falls seriously ill. Noyce, who most recently directed The Quiet American and Rabbit-Proof Fence, sparked to the book after picking it up at an airport while scouting for another film.