Sideways Director is Descending

Sideways Director Alexander Payne Plans The Descendants

Director Alexander Payne has been hired to helm an adaptation of The Descendants.

Based on Kaui Hart Hemmings’s novel of the same title, it tells the story of a wealthy Hawaiian dad called Matt, who embarks on a mission after his wife enters a coma. The dark comedy follows Matt as he takes his daughters Alex and Scottie on a search for his wife’s other lover.


The project, which begins shooting in Hawaii in 2010, will be the director’s first feature since 2004 Oscar-winner Sideways.