The Crimson Petal: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Columbia Pictures has tapped The Human Stain scribe Nicholas Meyer to pen the big-screen adaptation of Michel Faber's novel "The Crimson Petal and the White."

The project is being developed as a starring vehicle for Kirsten Dunst, though no deal is in place. Set in London during the 1860s, the story centers on a 19-year-old prostitute named Sugar. Her yearning for a better life begins to become a reality when she finds herself the secret mistress of a member of a powerful London family.

Stay tuned for more on this project...

Brian B.