'Little Miss Sunshine' directors in talks to adapt 'Silver Linings Playbook' author's latest novel

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Nearly one year after DreamWorks acquired the rights to Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick’s manuscript The Good Luck of Right Now, the studio is in negotiations with Little Miss Sunshine directing team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris to head up the adaptation. Variety first reported the news.

The story follows a middle-aged man who has always lived with his mother. When she dies, he and a group of fellow outsiders — a librarian, her vulgar brother, and an ex-priest — head to Canada. On the way they form a family of sorts. Oh, and it’s all told through a series of letters written to Richard Gere. Yep, that Richard Gere.

Dayton and Faris are best known for co-directing the 2006 family dramedy Little Miss Sunshine, and in 2012 they collaborated on the whimsical not-a-rom-com Ruby Sparks. They’re also attached to direct the Fred Rogers biopic I’m Proud of You.

Mike White, who created the series Enlightened and also wrote The Good GirlOrange County, and The School of Rock, penned the adaption of Quick’s novel for DreamWorks.

Don’t worry, you haven’t missed anything. Unlike Quick’s debut novel Silver Linings Playbook, which sat unnoticed for sometime before getting the big screen treatment, The Good Luck of Right Now isn’t even on shelves yet. Harper Collins will release Quick’s novel in early 2014.


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