“The Book of Henry” is an original screenplay written by bestselling novelist Gregg Hurwitz, though the plot of the film is being kept under wraps.
Focus Features is overseeing production and holds worldwide distribution rights. The film’s producers are Sidney Kimmel and Carla Hacken of Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, and Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman of Double Nickel Entertainment. SKE president John Penotti will executive produce with Sue Baden-Powell.
Silverman next stars in the dramatic feature “I Smile Back,” which premiered at Sundance and just screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. She was named Best Actress at the Oldenburg Film Festival and will be honored with a Spotlight Award at the Mill Valley Film Festival next month.
Silverman won an Emmy last year for writing her hit HBO special “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles,” and she recently wrapped production on “The Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie,” which is set for release next year. Additionally, Silverman wrapped production on a HBO pilot that she executive produced and stars in as a pathologically honest woman having a modern midlife crisis.
Pace was most recently seen starring as Thranduil in “The Hobbit” franchise franchise and as Ronan the Accuser in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” He has also been seen in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” and Steven Spielberg‘s “Lincoln.”
Best known for playing Hank on “Breaking Bad” and Big Jim on “Under the Dome,” Norris has been working steadily in features lately, as he’ll soon be seen in STX’s “The Secret In Their Eyes” and A24’s “Remember.” He’s also set to co-star in the New Line comedy “Fist Fight” alongside Ice Cube and Charlie Day. Norris’ previous film credits include “Evan Almighty” and “Little Miss Sunshine.”
Trevorrow recently had his time-travel screenplay “Stealing Time” reactivated at DreamWorks, which hired Tim Dowling (“Pixels”) to write the script. Trevorrow will executive produce the film. He’ll direct “Book of Henry” before moving on to “Star Wars: Episode IX.”
Silverman, who recurs on Showtime’s “Masters of Sex,” is represented by UTA, Thruline and Ziffren Brittenham. Pace, who will soon be seen in Stephen Frears‘ Lance Armstrong movie “The Program,” is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Peikoff Mahan Law Office. Norris is repped by CAA and Industry Entertainment.