Mendes to direct Middlemarch film

Having already boiled much of the English literary canon down to TV serials, Andrew Davies is setting his sights on an even more ambitious project. The adapter of choice for both ITV and the BBC is now turning to Hollywood, and a film version of Middlemarch, reports the Guardian.<br /><p>This will be the first film version of George Eliot&#39;s 19th century masterpiece, which is perhaps understandable, since the book is one of the longest in English.</p><p>Sam Mendes, making his first film set in his native England, will direct. Mendes will take on the project after completing his upcoming film, Revolutionary Road, based on the Richard Yates novel.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>