Richard Linklater In Talks To Direct ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ Adaption | Film News
We recently heard that Richard Linklater was open to making a sequel to his award winning drama Boyhood but for now it appears he has another project to sink his teeth into and he’s in talks to helm an adaptation of the Maria Semple novel; Where’d You Go, Bernadette. While the self-taught director is finishing work on That’s What I’m Talking About, his semi-sequel to Dazed And Confused, could this be the next project for him to move on to?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Linklater is in early talks to helm the adaptation from Annapurna Pictures, with a script from The Fault in Our Stars scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber. Here’s the official synopsis for the book from Amazon;
“Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she’s a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she’s a disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.
Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette’s intensifying allergy to Seattle–and people in general–has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.
To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence–creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter’s role in an absurd world”.
The books holds a really interesting narrative that could play out brilliantly on screen, especially in Linklater takes on the project. With Neustanter and Weber doing a pretty awesome job with their The Fault In Our Stars adaptation, it certainly seems as if they’re the right ones for the job! Keep an eye out for more news on Linklater’s involvement.