Color Force and Annapurna Pictures have acquired the film rights for Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Little, Brown and Company released the book in December 2012.
Color Force founder Nina Jacobson (producer of The Hunger Games film series) and partner Brad Simpson will produce.
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the screenwriting duo behind the 2009 film (500) Days of Summer, will write the script. Color Force’s Bryan Unkeless, Annapurna Pictures’ Ted Schipper and the author will serve as executive producers.
Here’s more from the press release: “Told via letters, emails, texts, and other documents, Where’d You Go, Bernadette pieces together the story of a brilliant but slightly unhinged woman, a once-famous Los Angeles architect turned recluse, who abruptly disappears, leaving her Microsoft-guru husband and devoted eighth-grade daughter determined to find her…The film rights were negotiated by UTA and Anna Stein of Aitken Alexander for Semple. CAA negotiated on behalf of Neustadter and Weber, who are also represented by Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and attorney Sean Marks of Myman Greenspan.”