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Christopher Hampton to adapt 'Netherland' for Oprah Winfrey, Sam Mendes

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Christopher Hampton (Atonement) is writing the adaptation of Joseph O’Neill novel Netherland, with an eye for Sam Mendes to direct. Variety reports that Focus Features is working with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productoins and Sam Mendes’ Neal Street Productions to make the feature film. The acclaimed novel is about a Dutch expat in New York City who is drawn to an immigrants’ cricket league.