Fox Searchlight Announce Movie Based On Real-Life ‘Up’ House | Film News
Pixar’s 2009 modern animation classic Up tells the tale of an elderly man who stubbornly refuses to leave his house after property developers tear down all the houses on his street for a new construction, attaching balloons to the roof and floating to South America so they can’t knock his house down. Although Pixar’s film had been in development since 2004, parallels have been drawn with a true life story from 2006, where Edith Macefield turned down up to a million dollars from property developers in order to stay in her home.
Alas, she didn’t go on a balloon adventure with a scout member and a talking dog who likes squirrels. Nevertheless, her life story is getting the big screen treatment, with Fox Searchlight Pictures acquiring the rights to a screenplay by John Whittington, with Easy A director Will Gluck on board as a producer. The film is still in development, as producers look for a director and cast.
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