The Hollywood Reporter announced the tremendous talent pool that has signed on behind the camera for the screen adaptation of Seattle author Maria Semple's hit satirical novel set in the Emerald City, Where'd You Go, Bernadette.
The rights to the novel were bought by Annapurna Pictures (producers of the Oscar-nominated and highly acclaimed "Zero Dark Thirty") and the producer of "The Hunger Games," Color Force.
Semple will be an executive producer for the film, but she is leaving the adaptation for the screen to Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the screenwriting duo who wrote the quirky contemporary love story, "(500) Days of Summer."
I'm thrilled that Semple's Seattle-centric charmer of a novel will have such a great team behind its leap to the big screen. I have a feeling that Neustadter and Weber should have the right comic touch and wry tenderness to make the characters I loved in the novel come to life in film.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette was selected as a best book of 2012 by Time Magazine, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine, The Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, Barnes & Noble, The Denver Post, and more. It was shortlisted for the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award.
Congratulations to Maria Semple! Please visit her website to learn more about the movie deal as it unfolds.