DreamWorks will adapt The Grapes of Wrath
Deadline reports that DreamWorks is in early talks with John Steinbeck’s estate to acquire the rights of The Grapes of Wrath, an American realist novel written by Steinbeck in 1939, winner of the annual National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. Steven Spielberg would produce.
The story is set during the Great Depression and it focuses on the Joads, a poor family of farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in financial and agricultural industries. The book was already adapted by Fox in 1940.