Actress turned filmmaker, Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou, Talk To Me) has been set to adapt and direct On Beauty based on the novel by Zadie Smith.

director, Kasi Lemmons

According to Deadline the book is an academic comedy of manners, focusing on the story of two families with different but increasingly intertwined lives, race and sexual politics.  It’s been called a modern day Howard’s End, which was an inspiration for the author.

author, Zadie Smith