Sam Mendes will direct the drama "On Chesil Beach", an adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel. McEwan is also writing the script.
Carey Mulligan is in talks to play the female lead.
The film takes place in the UK in 1963 and revolves around two repressed virgins in their early twenties whose attempt to consummate ends badly. Their futile attempt at lovemaking leads to doubt and recriminations.