Nicole Holofcener (‘Enough Said,’ ‘Please Give’) has reportedly signed on to write and direct a film adaptation of the Ted Thompson’s novel ‘The Land of Steady Habits’ for Fox Searchlight.
The book, published back in March, is officially described as follows:
“Anders Hill, entering his early sixties and seemingly ensconced in the ‘land of steady habits’–a nickname for the affluent, morally strict hamlets of Connecticut that dot his commuter rail line–abandons his career and family for a new condo and a new life. Stripped of the comforts of his previous identity, Anders turns up at a holiday party full of his ex-wife’s friends and is surprised to find that the very world he rejected may be one he needs. Thus Anders embarks on a clumsy, hilarious, and heartbreaking journey to reconcile his past with his present.” Thompson revealed the news of Holofcener’s involvement via his blog, adding, “I should probably say I’m kind of in awe of the fact that a director I’ve long admired wants to make it, and that there’s even a possibility this could actually happen.”
Holofcener’s regular collaborator Anthony Bregman of Likely Story will produce, with Matthew Greenfield will overseeing development for Fox Searchlight.