The story follows the disappearance of a once famous architect-turned-recluse as told by her teenage daughter who sets out to find her. The book unravels through emails, F.B.I documents, and correspondences with a psychiatrist–the quirkiness of which makes the singular story a good fit for Linklater.
The Oscar nominated director wont be alone however, the film has already accrued a slew of talent to bring the book to life. Fault in Our Stars writers, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, have signed on to adapt and The Hunger Games producers, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, have also signed to produce along with Annapurna’s Megan Ellison.
Linklater has had a very successful year in terms of awards, his film Boyhood was nominated for 5 Oscars including a win for best supporting actress by Patricia Arquette. Linklater recently wrapped his upcoming comedy, That’s What I’m Talking About, for Annapurna and will soon begin work on the set of the School of Rock television series.
Olivia Diaz | Film Journalist