Nick Cave’s ‘Bunny Munro’ Adapted For Screen

Our appetite for the violent visual poetry of Nick Cave and John Hillcoat’a creative partnership has been somewhat sated from re-watching their lighthearted 2005 drama The Proposition on DVD, and semi-conscious staring at the ominous padding of a laser-eyed wolf in the trailer for Grinderman’s new album; but for those tired of waiting for a new project from the longtime collaborators can look no further: Cave has just confirmed his second novel The Death of Bunny Munro (2009) is being made into a TV mini-series to be directed by Hillcoat.

Bunny Munro is about a middle aged alcohol-abusing sex-addicted salesman who embarks on a grim road trip with his nine-year-old son – the main narrative within Cave’s standard sunshine and rainbows themes: serial killers, suicide, self-destruction, sexual perversions, violence, horror… The book’s titular character is to be played by British actor Ray Winstone, who is no stranger to the Cave-Hillcoat teaming, having played a central role in The Proposition.

So that’s two exciting projects from Nick Cave to look forward to: Bunny on TV and the sophomore Grinderman album, due out in September.

Via Empire