EXCLUSIVEPeter Chelsom will adapt to direct The Mirror Thief with his writing partner, Tinker Lindsay (Hector And The Search For Happiness). John Albanis has optioned the Martin Seay novel and will produce. The novel, just nominated for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, follows the interweaving narratives of three driven men all connected by a mysterious book. The setting shifts from 16th century Venice, Italy— where famed glassmakers perfected one of the world’s most wondrous inventions, the mirror (an object of fearful fascination)— to the seedy Venice Beach waterfront of the 1950s, to the glitzy trappings of the Venetian casino in 2003 Las Vegas.

'Hector and the Search for Happiness' film premiere, London, Britain - 13 Aug 2014
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Chelsom and Albanis just teamed on The Space Between Us for STX Entertainment, with Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson starring. That pic will be released ‪December 21.

UTA reps Chelsom. Albanis repped by Linda Lichter. Seay is represented by UTA on behalf of The Friedrich Agency.