Irish helmer Jim Sheridan seems to have finally put Get Rich Or Die Tryin' behind him, as his latest film Brothers starring Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal nears release, while he's just signed up to write and direct an adaptation of I, Claudius. The novel, which was first published in 1934, recounts the internecine plots and counterplots surrounding Claudius, the fourth emperor of Rome who ruled from 41-54 A.D and is considered one of the best novels of the 20th century. Naturally, Cecelia Ahern's latest literary excursion would give it a run for its money in the 21st. It was previously turned into a ten part mini-series for the BBC in the 70's that was pretty messed-up. In that version John Hurt's character knocked up his sister, then removed the foetus the old fashioned way. Sheridan will co-script with his longtime collaborator Nye Heron