Director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) is set to tackle famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. THR reports that Bereford has signed on to develop and direct Taliesin, a film centered on the events surrounding the architect’s former home and studio in rural Wisconsin (which he named Taliesin). In 1914, while Wright was away from his home, a domestic worker murdered Wright’s wife/mistress, her two children, and four others by locking them inside the home and setting it on fire. It’s definitely an integral portion of Wright’s life, and one that should make for an intriguing (if macabre) feature film.
The script for Taliesin was written by Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home), and Beresford tells THR that it doesn’t cover Wright’s entire life, just this small portion of it. He’s been scouting locations in and around Chicago and says he has someone in mind for the lead, but declined to reveal who it is. His latest film, Peace, Love and Misunderstanding recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and stars Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, and Elizabeth Olsen. Hit the jump to check out some images of Wright’s Taliesin estate.