Ledger, Weisz May Make Beautiful 'Music'
Based on the novel by Tim Winton, the film focuses on a couple in a loveless relationship in a Western Australian fishing village. The novel was a finalist for the Booker Prize.
Drafts of the script have been written by Justin Monjo and Pip Karmel.
According to Variety, the project sounds like a good idea, but it's far from set in stone. For one thing, there's no actual financing on the movie -- having the stars of "Brokeback Mountain" and "The Constant Gardener" is sure to help -- and for another, Noyce ("The Quiet American") is also attached to the Paramount drama "Sydney to Hobart," which may be at a more advanced level of pre-production.
If Weisz actually is interested in "Dirt Music," chances are that it's not the most important thing on her mind today. The Oscar-winning star gave birth on Wednesday (May 31) to an unnamed baby boy. Mazel tov.
Ledger and main squeeze