Richard Linklater to Direct Where’d You Go Bernadette?


Richard LinklaterAfter collecting heaps of acclaim and awards for Best Picture also-ran Boyhood, The Hollywood Reporter says director Richard Linklater has boarded another unconventionally-told narrative titled Where’d You Go Bernadette?, based on the best-selling 2012 novel by former “Arrested Development” producer Maria Semple.

The story–which is revealed in the book through emails, letters, F.B.I. documents, correspondence with a psychiatrist and a bill for an emergency room visit–revolves around agoraphobic architect and mother Bernadette Branch who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica. Bernadette’s 15-year-old daughter Bee narrates the book.

The Fault in Our Stars screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber penned the adaptation for Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison, who produces alongside Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson (The Hunger Games).

Linklater is currently wrapping post-production on another film for Annapurna, his ’80s-set college comedy That’s What I’m Talking About, which stars Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin and Wyatt Russell.

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