Tim Roth Returning to Directing with Adaptation of 'Turning Stones'
Though the actor is better know for his work on screen in films like Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, not to mention his TV work on the Fox series "Lie to Me," actor Tim Roth also tried his hand behind the camera with the 1999 film The War Zone. Now it sounds like Roth will be returning to the director's chair as THR has learned he will adapt Marc Parent's non-fiction book Turning Stones: My Days and Nights with Children at Risk. The book chronicles several different stories dealing with child abuse. The topic is close to Roth's heart as he was once an abused child and also dealt with the subject in his aforementioned directorial debut.
Parent tells the stories of child abuse from his own experience after joining an experimental social work unit at Emergency Children's Services. While there he found himself in a series of situations in which Parent was called upon to protect children from abusive parents, up to and including breaking households apart and having parents arrested. Roth says, "He was an incredible social worker – he saved tons of children from horrible situations. It's a really interesting story, and I couldn't get this film made [before], but it's the companion to The War Zone.” Roth even wants Sam Rockwell for the lead, but that's just a thought at this point. The story sounds compelling, and anything with Rockwell has my attention. What do you think?