John Ridley (Showtime's Guerrilla) will write and direct the film adaptation of Needle in a Timestack, based on a short story by Robert Silverberg, Variety reported. Vince Gerardis (Game of Thrones) and Matt Kennedy will executive produce. Zanne Devine and David Thwaites will oversee the project for Miramax.
Ridley won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for 12 Years a Slave. His other film credits include Ben Hur, Undercover Brother, U Turn, Three Kings, Red Tails and Jimi: All Is by My Side, which he also directed.
Fox Searchlight has scheduled Goodbye Christopher Robin, starring Domnhall Gleeson as British author and Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne, "for an awards-season release date of November 10," Variety reported. The cast also includes Margot Robbie, Will Tilston and Kelly Macdonald. Simon Curtis directed from a script by Frank Cottrell and Simon Vaughan.