Blackbird Soars to Screen

Calling fans of Hard Candy (the pedophile movie starring Ellen Page and Patrick Wilson, not the makeup): Variety reports today that David Harrower will be adapting his harrowing play Blackbird, which was put on by the Manhattan Theater Club last year with Jeff Daniels and Alison Pill, for the big screen. The story features only two characters—a middle-aged man and a young woman—who are reunited when the young woman hunts down the man to confront him about the affair they had when she was a girl. Don’t worry: There won’t be any castrating going on here (remember what happened to Mr. Wilson?). But that didn’t make the play any less affecting. Fingers crossed for a re-casting of Ms. Pill and Mr. Daniels, who shocked us with their terrifying and riveting stage performances.