Posted on January 20, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A contemporary movie adaptation of a Henry James novella will make its world premiere 120 years to the month after the original work was published.

Deadline reports that the French-language The Beast In The Jungle will be screened during the Berlin International Film Festival, which takes place February 16-26.

James's original work was set in London and follows a man who delays everything in his life, in the belief that a catastrophic event awaits him.

This latest movie version is, as our phrasing suggests, not the first adaptation of The Beast In The Jungle.

It's been made into a movie two other times in the past six years — so, as Literary Hub notes, if your novel has yet to be optioned, take heart in knowing that it just might need to wait a century or so.

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