Apple is planning a blockbuster film-to-television adaptation.
The streaming service is in the early stages of developing a television adaptation of the 1991 feature picture The Prince of Tides starring Nick Nolte and Barbra Streisand. Tate Taylor (The Help) has been tapped to write the drama for Sony Pictures Television. According to sources, offers have already been made to A-list stars ahead of a possible summer production start. And, scripts are still in the pipeline.
Apple has maintained its refusal to comment on initiatives that are still in the development stage.
The Prince of Tides, directed by Streisand and written by Becky Johnson and Pat Conroy, was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including best picture (But it took home nothing.) The Apple series, like the film, is a romantic drama about a guy who falls in love with his sister’s psychiatrist while coping with problems from his turbulent childhood.
This would be Taylor‘s most high-profile foray into television, and the concept has been in production for weeks at the streaming service. Filthy Rich, a Fox drama that aired for just five episodes before being put on hold, was also written and directed by him. The Help, Get on Up, The Girl on the Train, and Breaking News in Yuba County are among his feature film credits.