THR is reporting that Steve Carell (‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’’) is attached to star in an adaptation of David Menasche’s memoir ‘The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons.’
Published back in January, the inspiring memoir is officially described as follows:
“At thirty-four years old, David Menasche was diagnosed with brain cancer. Six years later and fifteen years after he began teaching, Menasche suffered a catastrophic seizure that began to steal his vision, memories, mobility, and perhaps most tragically of all—his ability to continue teaching.
But teaching is something David Menasche can’t quit. Undaunted by the difficult road ahead of him, he decided to end his treatments and make life his classroom. Cancer had taken his past and would certainly, at some point, take his future, but he wouldn’t allow it to take his present. He put out a call on Facebook and within hours of posting his plan to travel the country, former students now living in more than fifty cities replied with offers to help and couches to sleep on. The lasting lessons he collected on his journey make up The Priority List.”
Carell will also produce the adaptation with Carousel Productions partners Charlie Hartsock and Vance DeGeneres.