But another project has come on the horizon with Deadline reporting that Taylor is in talks to write and direct the Fox 2000 project “The Jury.” The film is an adaptation of the popular Granada-produced, 2000 British miniseries that delved into the lives of jurors who are moving towards a verdict on a case that centers around a young Sikh student charged with murdering a spiteful class bully. The series featured Gerard Butler and Mark Strong in early, prominent roles, but no word on who Fox or Tate would have in mind for this one.
Once a project for “Monster’s Ball” helmer Marc Forster as director with “The Ides of March” scribe Beau Willimon on writing duties, it never took off with both moving on to other things. The subject matter is certainly potent and volatile in today’s political climate; we just hope Taylor can approach the race issues here with a little more subtlety than he did in “The Help.”
No word yet on an expected production start, or if it will come before or after “Peace Like A River,” so we’ll have to wait and see.