According to the Wrap, Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter is in talks to penn the proposed remake of 's The Grapes of Wrath. an adaptation of the homonymic novel by , the latter also a Pulitzer (and Nobel) Prize-winning author.
Ford's 1940 version followed the Joads, a humble tenant farming family, as they traveled through the America of the Great Depression, highlighting the hardships and and rampant poverty of the thirties.
Letts nabbed the prestigious award as a playwright, thanks to his stage play August: Osage County. He would later on adapt the story for the big screen, with the movie premiering this Christmas. Letts also adapted his own plays Bug and Killer Joe, which were both directed by .
While filmmaker is producing The Grapes of Wrath, he will reportedly not be sitting on the director's chair. At least, that was his stance before dropping out of planned biopic American Sniper, which will in the end be helmed by .