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Nick Cave book to become film

By | Published on Thursday 8 July 2010

Nick Cave has revealed that his 2009 novel ‘The Death Of Bunny Munro’ is to be turned into a film. The story follows the final days of sex-obsessed travelling salesman Bunny Munro after the suicide of his wife. It’s funnier than that description suggests (but also more disturbing).

According to Empire, Cave told the Dundee Literary Festival last month that Ray Winstone has been “dying” to play the lead character ever since he first introduced the actor to the project, before the book was even written. The whole venture actually began life as a screenplay you see, but Cave decided to write it as a novel after he failed to drum up any interest for the film version. He said recently: “[Winstone] really loved the script when we first handed it to him. He was really excited about it, and really distressed when it kinda tanked and never got made”.

He added that he hoped that John Hillcoat would direct. Hillcoat directed Cave’s last film, ‘The Proposition’, in which Winstone also starred.