Rachel Weisz in The Favourite

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Max Porter's second novel, "Lanny," hasn't been released yet, but there is already a movie in the works, not to mention an Oscar-winning actress on board. Rachel Weisz will star in the "Lanny" adaptation, Variety reports. She is also producing with Tristan Goligher of The Bureau.

The book follows the success of Porter's debut novel, "Grief Is the Thing With Feathers." Due out May 14, "Lanny" tells the story of a boy who vanishes from a small village outside of London. Character details haven't been revealed, but that isn't surprisingly considering a script still needs to be written. Producers are reportedly looking for a screenwriter now.

Weisz most recently starred in "The Favourite" and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She previously won in that category after starring in 2005's "The Constant Gardener." It may be that she's found her next winner, but we'll have to wait and see.

[via: Variety]