December 7, 2023


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Alexander Payne set to film Ruth Prawer Jhabvala story on Indian judge

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ruth-prawer-jhabvala-booker-prizewinning-au-001Nebraska director Alexander Payne is set to direct a film based on The Judge’s Will, the last published work by novelist and scriptwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvalaaccording to DeadlineThe Judge’s Will was included in the March 25 2013 issue of the New Yorker, shortly before Jhabvala died in April.

Jhabvala was born in Germany but later moved to India (after marrying architect Cyrus Jhabvala) and then the US, and remains best known as the writer of a string of film scripts for Merchant Ivory, including Heat and DustRoom with a View and Howards End. She won two Oscars, for the latter two films.

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