Milos Forman To Direct 'Embers'

Helmer Milos Forman is attached to direct a screen adaptation of Sandor Marai's Hungarian novel "Embers," reports Variety.

Screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere will adapt.

First published in 1942 in Budapest, "Embers" is considered a forgotten masterpiece in literary circles. Knopf published it Stateside last year, and it will be released in paperback in September.

Story concerns two old men, once best friends, who meet again after a 41-year break in their relationship. Book explores the themes of jealousy, love, possession and status.

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