Ted Melfi is adapting the novel “The Underworld” for Netflix, the filmmaker informed TheWrap throughout an interview on the Toronto International Film Festival. He may also direct the characteristic.
The novel was revealed in 1997 by Don DeLillo and follows Nick Shay, a waste administration govt who grew up within the Bronx, and options quite a few subplots in American historical past from the second half of the 20th century.
It was nominated for the National Book Award and shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize.
An particular person with information, nonetheless, mentioned the deal for Melfi to adapt and direct just isn’t accomplished but.
Melfi most just lately directed “The Starling” with Melissa McCarthy and he wrote “Going in Style” in 2017, in addition to “Hidden Figures” in 2016, which he additionally directed. “The Starling” premiered on the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.
Melfi is represented by UTA. A spokesperson for UTA didn’t reply to requests for remark.
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