After reading the first chapter of Nick Cave‘s novel The Death Of Bunny Munro over at the book’s own website, I am now convinced Cave can just about do it all. He’s got the knack of writers like Flannery O’Connor or John Patrick Shanley but mixed with Kafka and some Tarantino to make it poppy and digestible. And with screenplays like The Proposition already under his belt, we can expect the upcoming film adaptation of The Death Of Bunny Munro to be something of note. The movie adaptaion of the novel is set for a made for TV release at a date TBD (via Spinner).
The novel focuses from Bunny Munro, a gritty 40-something anti-hero who’s life comes apart after his wife of many years commits suicide. “The idea was that we set him up as a hard guy and then bit by bit dismantle him to show that he’s a quivering wreck underneath it all,” Cave told Empire in a recent interview.
Spinner reports that Ray Winstone (The Departed, Beowolf) will play the titular character and John Hillcoat will direct, both of whom Cave worked with in The Proposition.
As far his his music is concerned, don’t forget about Grinderman 2, Nick Cave’s forthcoming music side-project, due out September 14th.