EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-nominated Bridge Of Spies producer Marc Platt has optioned Carla Buckley’s novel The Deepest Secret, with the plan for renowned art photographer Gregory Crewdson and his partner Juliane Hiam to adapt for the big screen and Crewdson to make his feature directorial debut. The book, published in 2014 by Bantam, is an intimate family drama that explores the profound power of the truths we’re scared to face: about our marriages, our children, and ourselves. Platt and Jared LeBoff are producing for Marc Platt Productions.
The deal would seem to be a natural progression for Crewdson, whose photographs are known for being elaborately staged and lit using crews familiar with motion picture production, lighting large scenes using movie equipment and techniques. His most well-known series include Beneath The Roses, Twilight and Dream House. The latter was a 2002 commission of The New York Times Magazine which featured Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, Tilda Swinton and William H. Macy among other Hollywood notables.
Crewdson’s newest collection, Cathedral Of The Pines, is opening at New York’s Gagosian Gallery tomorrow and runs through March 5. The series comprised of 31 digital pigment prints was made during three productions in and around rural Becket, MA.
Crewdson, also currently Director of Graduate Studies in Photography at his alma mater the Yale School of Art, was the subject of Ben Shapiro’s 2012 feature documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, which followed the artist’s work on Beneath The Roses which took 10 years to complete with a crew of more than 100. His honors include the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, and the Aaron Siskind Fellowship.
Crewdson and Buckley are both repped by WME. Platt is repped by Jackoway Tyerman.