‘Boyhood’ helmer circling Maria Semple adaptation…
THR is reporting that filmmaker Richard Linklater (‘Boyhood,’ ‘Dazed and Confused,’ ‘Bernie’) has entered into talks to take the helm of ‘Where’d You Go Bernadette,’ a feature adaptation of Maria Semple’s bestseller of the same name.
You can read a synopsis of the 2012 book below:
“Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she’s a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she’s a disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.
Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette’s intensifying allergy to Seattle–and people in general–has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.
To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence–creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter’s role in an absurd world.”
‘(500) Days of Summer’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have adapted the screenplay. Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson (‘The Hunger Games’) are on board to produce the adaptation alongside Annapurna’s Megan Ellison.