According to ComingSoon.net, where the news was broken by Hugh Jackman himself, Steven Spielberg is currently working on a screen adaptation of the play, A Steady Rain. Keith Huff wrote the play and, although Hugh mentioned that a writer was on board for the film, it is unsure whether or not Huff is at the helm. ComingSoon.net also reported that they presume Hugh and Daniel Craig – who starred in the roles in the Broadway production – will reprise the roles for the screen, though that remains unconfirmed. Read a summary of the play below:
A Steady Rain focuses on two Chicago policemen who inadvertently return a Vietnamese boy to a cannibalistic serial killer who claims to be the child’s uncle. When he later becomes the man’s latest victim, the lifelong friendship of the two men is threatened when it becomes clear someone must bear responsibility for their egregious failure to assess the situation accurately.