Shankman to direct and produce family drama.

Variety reports that Adam Shankman (‘Rock of Ages,’ ‘Bedtime Stories,’ ‘Hairspray’) is in early negotiations to direct and produce for the family drama ‘This Is Where I Leave You.’

An adaptation of Jonthan Tropper’s novel, the story centers on a father who dies and requests that his highly dysfunctional and non-religious family sit Shivah-and spend seven days and nights under the same roof.

Shankman would be replacing Greg Berlanti (‘Life as We Know It,’ ‘The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy’), who was originally attached to direct.