According to Essence, The Weinstein Company is in talks with Laurence Fishburne and Idris Elba to direct and star, respectively, in the film adaptation of Paulo Coelho's best-selling novel "The Alchemist." The film will follow the epic spiritual tale of a shepherd who sets out on a journey to find the meaning behind his reoccurring dream. No deals have been signed yet but The Weinstein Company is hoping to begin production in 2016.
Sidebar: One of my favorite books! I hope this works out.