Thursday, September 06, 2007

All Roads Lead To "I, Claudius"

Producer Scott Rudin has acquired feature film rights to author Robert Graves historical novel "I, Claudius" for actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar-winning writer William "The Departed" Monahan.

Rudin will produce with Alison "The Other Boleyn Girl" Owen.

The book recounts the history of the Roman Empire as narrated by 'Claudius', a member of the imperial family who become emperor in 41 A.D.

The BBC turned Graves' novel into an Emmy-winning 13-part miniseries in 1976, with actor Derek Jacobi playing Claudius.