Adrien Brody is attached to the upcoming biopic about Scottish writer Kenneth Grahame, Banking on Mr Toad.
The film is about the personal and professional life of The Wind in the Willows writer.
Banking on Mr Toad is set to begin production in the UK towards the end of this year, Screen Daily reports.
Oscar-winner Brody is pegged to take the lead role and produce the live-action and CGI project.
He said of the role: "I was moved to tears by this compelling tale of a father's love for his child, and how the obstacles in life sometimes provide the spark of creativity to conquer them.
"This beautiful script has the power to remind us of our humanity and speaks to children and adults alike."
Luis Mandoki will direct from a screenplay written by Timothy W Haas.