Ian McEwan plans opera version of 'Atonement'

British author Ian McEwan speaks at the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival in Hong Kong Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2008. McEwan said Tuesday he's happy with the movie adaptation of his best-selling novel "Atonement," despite reservations about its big budget and the medium of film. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

March 19, 2010 7:26:54 AM PDT
It was a book, then an award-winning film. Now Ian McEwan's "Atonement" is to become an opera.