James Schamus to Direct Philip Roth Adaptation INDIGNATION

Roth’s 2008 novel getting big screen treatment…

Award-nominated screenwriter, producer, and film executive James Schamus is set to make his feature directorial debut with ‘Indignation,’ an adaptation of the 2008 Philip Roth novel.

Roth’s book is set in 1951 Newark, New Jersey and tells the story of a young man named Marcus Messner who goes to Ohio to study at a conservative college where he experiences sexual repression and anti-Semitism.

Anthony Bregman (‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Begin Again,’ ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’) of Likely Story is on board to produce, with plans to get the adaptation before cameras summer of 2015.

“Marcus Messner is an extraordinary character, heartbreakingly open and alive, and Anthony Bregman is an extraordinary producer, heartstoppingly economical; bringing them together for my first feature as a director is as felicitous a match as I could ever hope for,” said Schamus in a statement.