Jez Butterworth Adapting Don DeLillo’s ‘The Silence’ (EXCLUSIVE)

He has written such award-winning plays as "Jerusalem," "The River," "Mojo" and "The Ferryman." He won the Olivier Award for best play for "The Ferryman" and the Tony Award for best play when the show transferred to Broadway in 2019. Butterworth is one of the most acclaimed playwrights working today.
Producer Uri Singer, who is also producing and helped put together Netflix's upcoming adaptation of another DeLillo novel, "White Noise," has secured the rights to the book, which was published in 2020. Jez Butterworth will adapt Don DeLillo's "The Silence" for the screen, Variety has learned.
Butterworth has also written several high-profile screenplays. In addition to those works, Butterworth directed and co-wrote the 2001 film "Birthday Girl." His film work includes writing or co-writing the scripts for "Edge of Tomorrow," "Fair Game," "Ford v Ferrari," "Black Mass," "Flag Day" and "Spectre." Butterworth is co-writing the untitled fifth Indiana Jones film along with John-Henry Butterworth and James Mangold, the film's director.
Singer's credits include "Marjorie Prime" and "Tesla." He also recently optioned another DeLillo project, "Underworld." "White Noise" is being directed by Noah Baumbach, and stars Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig.
Butterworth is represented by CAA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.” />
They are waiting for a couple, who is set to join them after flying in from Paris. The diners include a retired physics professor, her husband and her former student. To share more might risk ruining the post-modern twists and turns. "The Silence" unfolds at a dinner party in Manhattan during Super Bowl Sunday in the year 2022.

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