TriStar Prods and BBC Films have given Maggie Smith starrer “The Lady in the Van” the go ahead.
The film is an adaption of the hit play by Alan Bennett which Smith also starred in. The actress will reprise her role alongside Alex Jennings who will play Bennett.
The play told the true story of an eccentric woman who, after “temporarily” parking her worn-out van in Bennett’s driveway, ended up living there for 15 years.
Bennett penned the script for Nicholas Hytner to direct.
Tim Rothman, of TriStar Productions, said “Nick is rarely gifted and the chance to work with him and Alan again is sweet indeed. They make brilliant things. And Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings bring such intelligence to glorious life.”