Hřebejk in frame to direct adaptation of Mawer’s Glass Room
Jan Hřebejk is in the frame to direct a film version of Simon Mawer’s novel The Glass Room. Rudolf Bierman, who produced the Czech director’s last film, said he had acquired the rights to the book and would like Mr Hřebejk to helm the adaptation. The Glass Room is set at the Tugendhat Villa in the Moravian capital Brno, and Mr Bierman said part of the film would have to be shot there, once renovation work is completed in 2012. Jan Hřebejk has made ten movies, including Cosy Dens and Divided We Fall. Simon Mawer, who is British, is due to attend Prague’s Book World trade fair this week.