Jordan to write and helm Paul Murray’s Skippy Dies…

Irish director Neil Jordan is to write and direct a big screen version of Paul Murray’s novel Skippy Dies.


Set in Dublin, the book tells the story of Daniel ‘Skippy’ Juster and his room-mate Ruprecht Van Doren, an overweight genius, at an expensive Catholic boarding school.


Skippy Dies is Paul Murray’s second novel; his debut being An Evening of Long Goodbyes.


Jordan is due to film Neil Gaiman’s award-winning fantasy novel The Graveyard Book later this year.