Monday, 12 August 2013

Adapting The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner for the Twenty-First Century Screen

Odilon Redon (1840-1916), Les Fleurs du Mal (1890 Drawing).©ARTstor Slide Gallery.  

The Scottish producer David Murdoch, of Sinner Films in Glasgow, Scotland, is currently working on a film based on James Hogg’s Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner.  The project, envisioned as a “psychological feature thriller,” according to Murdoch, will be directed by the Danish director Adam Neutzsky-Wulff. Neutzsky-Wulff recently directed The Stranger Inside (2013), which was well received by critics and will be distributed across the globe by Sony. The Cambridge-born actress Rosie Day, well known for her work in The Seasoning House (2012), may play the lead in the adaption of Confessions by Sinner Films.  Sinner Films is currently in talks with Kaleidoscope to distribute the adaptation of Hogg's Private Memoirs and Confessions in the U.K. 

Murdoch is undertaking this project, in which Hogg’s novel is reworked for a (post)modern audience, with an experienced Irish producer, giving it Celtic roots. However, Murdoch is also interested in making it a transatlantic venture, and is still looking for private investors on both sides of the Atlantic.  If you wish to support the project, please contact David Murdoch at

--Holly Faith Nelson

1 comment:

  1. Here's an essay I wrote on the Private Memoirs and published on a few years ago: This is a very slightly revised version that I just posted to my blog -David