Mike Binder will adapt Kate Jacobs’ novel The Friday Night Knitting Club for Universal Pictures and producers Christine Peters and Julia Roberts, says The Hollywood Reporter. There is no director attached yet.
The film will star Roberts as a single mom who juggles the demands of running a knitting store with raising her teen daughter. Her regular customers gather once a week to work on their latest projects and chat. When a tragedy occurs, the customers are forced to realize they’ve created more than just a knitting club.
Binder most recently wrote and directed the Adam Sandler starrer Reign Over Me. He also penned and helmed Man About Town and The Upside of Anger.