Senator to fly with 'Birds in Fall'

Rights acquired from Julia Roberts' Red Om Films

BERLIN -- Marco Weber's Senator Entertainment has picked up the rights to the Brad Kessler novel "Birds in Fall" and intends to co-produce the film with Julia Roberts' production shingle Red Om Films.

Dennis Lee, who wrote and directed the Roberts starrer "Fireflies in the Garden" for Senator -- is on board to direct from his own script.

The book tells of a plane crash near a hotel on an isolated island. The hotel becomes a gathering place for the relatives of the crash victims. An ornithologist, who lost her husband in the crash, travels to the island to try and find closure.

Roberts, together with Red Om production head Philip Rose, will produce alongside Weber and Senator's Vanessa Coifman.