Artificial Eye gets 'To Talk About Kevin'

Lynne Ramsay adaptation of Lionel Shriver novel

LONDON -- Distributor Artificial Eye has secured U.K. rights to "We Need To Talk About Kevin," the Lynne Ramsay directed adaptation of Lionel Shriver's novel of the same name.

Artificial Eye secured the rights at script stage from London-based sales banner Independent for the project, which is set to star Tilda Swinton.

Directed by Ramsay and produced by Jennifer Fox and Independent's Luc Roeg, the project has been developed by BBC Films' creative director Christine Langan and Paula Jalfon.

Steven Soderbergh is executive producing with Langan and Jalfon.

The story details the story of a mother coming to terms with having a child who grows up to be killer.

It is set to shoot in 2010.

The deal was negotiated by Artificial Eye's Louisa Dent and Independent's Abigail Walsh.

Artificial Eye has laid claim to several high profile art house titles including "Father of My Children," "Life During Wartime," "Lourdes," "Vincere," "Women Without Men," "White Material" and "Police, Adjective."

All will be released in 2010.