〉 The writers’ relationship with the Everybody Wants Some!! director dates back to Dazed and Confused.
Me and Orson Welles scribes Holly Gent Palmo and Vince Palmo are re-teaming with director Richard Linklater to adapt Maria Semple’s 2012 novel WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE. The Fault in Our Stars scribes Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter penned a previous adaptation of the novel, but sources confirm that the Palmos have taken over writing duties, and are working closely with Linklater to start fresh from the source material.
Cate Blanchett is in talks to star in the film, which follows an agoraphobic architect who suddenly vanishes before a family trip to Antarctica. Narrated by her teenage daughter, the story is then told via emails, letters, documents, and through talks with a psychiatrist as the daughter attempts to put the pieces together and solve the mystery of her missing mother.
Megan Ellison is producing through her Annapurna Pictures, while Nina Jacobson will produce through Color Force with Brad Simpson. Semple will serve as an executive producer on the project, along with Bryan Unkeless and Ted Schipper. Steve Feder and Priya Swaminathan are the production execs for Annapurna.
The duo previously adapted Robert Kaplow’s novel Me and Orson Welles, which was directed by Linklater and starred Zac Efron. Vince Palmo has a close relationship with Linklater, having worked as a 1st AD on Linklater’s Bad News Bears, A Scanner Darkly, Fast Food Nation, Before Midnight, and Boyhood. Holly Gent Palmo, meanwhile, worked as a production coordinator on Linklater’s cult classic, Dazed and Confused. In addition to adapting Bernadette, the scribes are also adapting Pierdomenico Baccalario’s family-oriented fantasy series, Century.
The Palmos are repped by Gersh and Gotham/Principal.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor