not a member? click here to sign up

Emma Donoghue's Room set for silver screen

Irish-Canadian author's acclaimed work lands top director...

The Hot Press Newsdesk, 04 Sep 2013



Shortlisted for the Man Booker, Orange and Commonwealth Prizes, Emma Donoghue's hugely successful novel Room is set for a big-screen adaptation with Irish director Lenny Abrahamson (Adam and Paul, Garage, What Richard Did) at the helm.

Currently wrapping the forthcoming Michael Fassbender-led Frank, Abrahamson spoke of his excitement for his new project.

"Room is an extraordinary novel," he says. "Deeply original, harrowing, full of moments of almost unbearable tension, but also - and this is what is so special about it - profoundly life-affirming. From the moment I read it I wanted to make it for the screen and so I am truly delighted to be working with Emma on the film adaptation."

Set to be produced by Element Pictures, Room finds Donoghue returning to her famous work on screenplay duty.

‘It wasn’t just Lenny’s award-winning, impeccably honest films that won me over, but a ten-page letter he sent me, describing with passionate intelligence his vision of how to translate my novel into cinema," says Donoghue. "As an Irish company with strong international relationships, Element has a track record of combining artistic integrity and commercial appeal, which gives me confidence that Room is going to be something very special."


Related Content

Latest Articles by The Hot Press Newsdesk

Colm O'Sullivan hangs up the headphones

Popular broadcaster will move to Programme Director at Today FM


28 Aug 2015

Ralph McTell For Sligo Live

The man who wrote Streets of London joins The Waterboys, Rufus Wainwright and Jools Holland on a star-studded line-up


28 Aug 2015

Rick O'Shea moves to 2fm weekends with Cormac Battle

The national broadcaster's programme revamp gathers apace!


28 Aug 2015

Final call for artists ahead of Eurosonic Noorderslag 2016

Monday is the final day for submission


28 Aug 2015

Tracy Clifford to move from Spin 1038 to 2fm

Her transfer has been completed before Deadline Day!


28 Aug 2015

best of ireland