Acclaimed filmmaker may return to direct adaptation.

Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols (‘Charlie Wilson’s War,’ ‘Closer,’ ‘The Graduate,’ ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’) is in early talks to step behind the camera for an adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper novel ‘One Last Thing Before I Go,’ according to THR.

Published last year, ‘One Last Thing Before I Go’ centres on a divorced father suffering through “a midlife crisis: His ex-wife is getting married to a nice guy, his college-bound daughter is pregnant, and he may die if he doesn’t proceed with a medical operation.”

The adaptation, set up over at Paramount Pictures, will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot. Nichols previously collaborated with Abrams on the 1991 drama ‘Regarding Henry,’ with Nichols directing from a screenplay by Abrams.