Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Jewish Business News

Culture & Art

Weinstein Co. Acquires Roald Dahl’s ‘Esio Trot’


The Weinstein Company has acquired the rights to the BBCs TV movie adaption of Roald Dahl’s book, Esio Trot. The movie starred Dustin Hoffman as a man head over heels with his neighbor, played by Judi Dench, who prefers to spend time with her pet turtle than with her admirer next door.

Financial details were not disclosed in the deal. Weinstein Co. is expanding its TV assets and might consider a spin-off. The company owns all non-theatrical rights to the film. The adaption was written by Richard Curtis, who wrote the screenplay for Four Weddings and a Funeral and Paul Mayhew Archer.

Please help us out :
Will you offer us a hand? Every gift, regardless of size, fuels our future.
Your critical contribution enables us to maintain our independence from shareholders or wealthy owners, allowing us to keep up reporting without bias. It means we can continue to make Jewish Business News available to everyone.
You can support us for as little as $1 via PayPal at
Thank you.

Harvey Weinstein said, “Roald Dahl is one of the most revered children’s authors in history, so needless to say, we are delighted to be on board with this project. Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench do a wonderful job embodying his beloved, one-of-a-kind characters.”

Roald Dahl was born to Norwegian parents in Wales, and was the author of other successful books made into films, including Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.



You May Also Like

World News

In the 15th Nov 2015 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:   ·         A new Israeli treatment brings hope to relapsed leukemia...


The Movie The Professional is what made Natalie Portman a Lolita.


After two decades without a rating system in Israel, at the end of 2012 an international tender for hotel rating was published.  Invited to place bids...

VC, Investments

You may not become a millionaire, but there is a lot to learn from George Soros.