The Lady Who Went Too Far – Lady Stanhope’s “Romance, Espionage And Adventure”

The use of real life figures in adventure-driven story lines seems to be rather more prevalent in literature than it is in cinema. I have no idea why this would be so – who wouldn’t want to see this kind of ripping yarn up on the big screen? Where are our pulpy quasibiopics, eh?

Well, Duncan Jones is developing a film about Ian Fleming that will apparently hem closer to the pace and thrills of a Bond movie than a typical biopic. That’s one to root for, I think.

And somewhere a good way further down the scale, perhaps, is The Lady Who Went Too Far.

Deadline say the film is in development now with The King’s Speech writer, David Seidler, and producer, Gareth Unwin.

They’re working from Kristen Ellis’ biography of Lady Hester Stanhope, Star Of The Morning. Stanhope was a socialite who jacked it in for a it of archaeological adventuring. I don’t want to recount all of her adventures now – and I do wonder how much of them she made up – but, as ever, Wikipedia can give you the basics.

I doubt Seidler and Unwin will try to make this picture rip and roar, but imagine if they did? There’s two great films in here, I’d say – the character-driven biopic and the crowd pleasing tall story. It’d be lovely if we could somehow get both.

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