Important Artifacts creator talks

Last week was the announcement of Natalie’s new project opposite Brad Pitt, and now the writer of the novel, Leanne Shapton, has spoken up about the adaptation of her film.

“It’s a weird book to begin with, so for it to be recognized in such a big way was pretty interesting to me, and obviously a pretty happy thing, because you never know if something’s going to remain an obscure, strange little art project,” said Shapton. “But something resonated, so I’m pleased that it actually worked as a story.”

No director or screenwriter has been announced for the project, and Shapton said she would not be involved in the film’s development. “I’m happy to hand it over to the experts,” she said, citing Plan B’s interest in literary adaptations. (The company is at work on adapting David Grann’s The Lost City of Z and Michael Finkel’s devastating true crime book, True Story.) “I’m just so curious to see what they do. I just think it’s in good hands.”

The full article is a good read if you’re curious about this strange novel and there’s yet another interview over here.