Big screen adaptation of The Colour heading for New Zealand
London-based producer Ray Marshall has announced that he is working on a big screen adaptation of Rose Tremain’s novel, The Colour.
Marshall (pictured right) produces for his own company, Festival Films, alongside Tim Coddington of Nukuhau Films in New Zealand. Adapted for the big screen by Tremain herself, the project will be directed by Girl with a Pearl Earring’s Peter Webber.
The Colour is set against the backdrop of the New Zealand gold rush of the 1860s, and follows the story of prospector Joseph Blackstone and his wife Harriet who move to New Zealand to start a new life. Marshall said: “It’s taken nine years to bring this wonderful book to the screen. It’s an extraordinary story and we are delighted that Peter has agreed to direct.”