Acclaimed German filmmaker takes adaptation of Booker Prize-winning novel.
Werner Herzog has revealed that he is set to take the director’s chair on a feature adaptation of D.B.C. Pierre’s 2003 novel ‘Vernon God Little.’
A coming-of-age story set in Texas, the novel follows Vernon Little, a teenager caught up in the aftermath of a high-school shooting committed by his best friend.
‘Perfume’ and ‘Name of the Rose’ screenwriter Andrew Birkin wrote the adaptation.
The official synopsis of Pierre’s ‘Vernon God Little:’
“When sixteen kids are shot on high school grounds, everyone looks for someone to blame. Meet Vernon Little, under arrest at the sheriff’s office, a teenager wearing nothing but yesterday’s underwear and his prized logo sneakers. Moments after the shooter, his best buddy, turns the gun on himself, Vernon is pinned as an accomplice. Out for revenge are the townspeople, the cable news networks, and Deputy Vaine Gurie, a woman whose zeal for the Pritikin diet is eclipsed only by her appetite for barbecued ribs from the Bar-B-Chew Barn. So Vernon does what any red-blooded American teenager would do; he takes off for Mexico.
‘Vernon God Little’ is a provocatively satirical, riotously funny look at violence, materialism, and the American media.”