Oprah Winfrey, Sam Mendes to adapt Joseph O’Neill novel, ‘Netherland’

Sam Mendes and Oprah Winfrey are teaming up to produce drama Netherland.


Christopher Hampton will adapt Joseph O’Neill’s acclaimed novel, the film centres on an isolated Dutchman in New York who finds himself drawn to cricket and the city’s immigrant culture.


Mendes, whose new film Away We Go opens today, may also direct the movie through his Neal Street firm and Winfrey’s Harpo’s production label.