The Septembers of Shiraz

Status:
In Development
Film/TV/Stage:
Film
Genre:
Drama
Year:
unknown
Director:
unknown
Running time:
Unknown minutes

SYNOPSIS

Gerard’s production company has acquired the rights to The Septembers of Shiraz. Gerard and Alan Siegel will be producing the film. Gerard will NOT star in the film.

The film is based on a book by Dalia Sofer who was born in Iran and fled at the age of ten to the United States with her family.

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Terrified by his disappearance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty and chaos with the collapse of everything they have known.

As Isaac navigates the tedium and terrors of prison, forging tenuous trusts, his wife feverishly searches for him, suspecting, all the while, that their once-trusted housekeeper has turned on them and is now acting as an informer. And as his daughter, in a childlike attempt to stop the wave of baseless arrests, engages in illicit activities, his son, sent to New York before the rise of the Ayatollahs, struggles to find happiness even as he realizes that his family may soon be forced to embark on a journey of incalculable danger.

A page-turning literary debut, The Septembers of Shiraz simmers with questions of identity, alienation, and love, not simply for a spouse or a child, but for all the intangible sights and smells of the place we call home.

CAST

No cast announced.

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PRODUCTION NOTES

This project is under development by Gerard’s production company.

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