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Todd Field to Direct Beautiful Ruins Adaptation

Beautiful Ruins — Jess Walter’s lovely novel about an aspiring actress, a failed novelist, a washed-up rock star, Cleopatra, the Amalfi Coast, and the Donner Party, among other things — will be made into a movie by none other than Todd Field (of In the Bedroom and Little Children fame). Walter and Field will co-write the screenplay; Lindsay Lohan will play the role of “Elizabeth Taylor’s back.” Just kidding! This is a classy affair.