The BBC has confirmed rumours that an Esio Trot movie is to be produced. Following speculation, the BBC yesterday announced they will produce a movie adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic Esio Trot. Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench were also confirmed to be playing the lead roles: Mr Hoppy and Mrs Silver. The film will be directed by Dearbhla Walsh, who has previously directed the Emmy-winning Little Dorritt and soap opera Eastenders. The screenplay has been written by Richard Curtis. Filming will begin next Spring.