Tracy Letts in Talks to Pen THE GRAPES OF WRATH Adaptation for DreamWorks

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We recently reported that DreamWorks is in the business of bringing a new adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic The Grapes of Wrath back to the screens in time for the novel’s 75th anniversary next year.  Handling the screenwriting task for that particular endeavor will likely be Tracy Letts (Killer Joe, August: Osage County).  As DreamWorks is wrapping up its deal with Steinbeck’s estate in order to secure the feature rights, the studio is also in talks with Letts to bring him on board.  Hit the jump for more.

Steven Spielberg to Produce THE GRAPES OF WRATH Remake for DreamWorks

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With the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s classic novel The Grapes of Wrath landing next year, the property is now in high demand for a film reboot.  Heading the charge in obtaining the rights is DreamWorks, which is currently in talks with the late Steinbeck’s estate.  Steven Spielberg is reported as being on board to produce the remake of the 1940 John Ford-directed Oscar-winner, but is not in line to direct.  Spielberg is already committed to directing Bradley Cooper in American Sniper, due out in 2015.  Hit the jump for more on The Grapes of Wrath remake.

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