'Room' Director Lenny Abrahamson to Direct 'The Grand Escape' Adaptation

'Room' Director Lenny Abrahamson to Direct 'The Grand Escape' Adaptation
Maintaining momentum from his Oscar-approved child abuse dramedy Room, director Lenny Abrahamson has just booked his next major project.

The Hollywood Reporter explains that Abrahamson has been tapped to helm The Grand Escape, an adaptation of an upcoming book.

The Grand Escape tells the true story of three daredevil pilots who are held captive at a German POW camp during World War I. The story follows there, well, grand escape.

The book is being written by Neal Bascomb and will be published via Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It's unclear who will adapt the book for the screen, but Abrahamson is set to direct.