Peck sets sights on Marx biopic


Haitian auteur Raoul Peck will direct "Karl Marx," tracing the young adventures of the German philosopher and revolutionary, producer Jacques Bidou said Thursday (HR 5/4).

The picture will cover the period 1830-48, including Marx's time in Paris before being expelled to Brussels and culminating with the publication of the Communist Manifesto.

The story also will en-compass Marx's love for his aristocratic wife, Jenny von Westphalen, and his friendship with Friedrich Engels, with whom he co-authored the Manifesto.