James Schamus of Hulk Fame will Direct ‘Indignation’
Three time Oscar nominated James Schamus who is known as a producer and writer, for Hulk (2003), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) and The Ice Storm (1997) will make his directional debut with the adaptation of Phillip Roth’s Indignation.
Schamus also wrote the script, which will bring to the screen Roth’s 1951-set tale of Marcus Messner, the young idealistic Jew who travels from New Jersey to study at a small, conservative college in Ohio. There, he clashes with the administration, faces anti-Semitism and sexual repression and pines for a troubled girl. Producer Anthony Bregman, who has worked with Schamus several times before, is on board to help oversee the film.
“Marcus Messner is an extraordinary character, heartbreakingly open and alive, and Anthony Bregman is an extraordinary producer, heart-stoppingly economical,” Schamus says in a statement carried by The Hollywood Reporter. “Bringing them together for my first feature as a director is as felicitous a match as I could ever hope for.”
The cameras should be cranking next summer in New York.