Focus Features is in discussions to acquire domestic distribution rights to “Book of Henry,” which is expected to be the next film from “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap.
“Book of Henry” is an original screenplay written by best-selling novelist Gregg Hurwitz (“You’re Next”). The plot is being kept under wraps, and production will start this fall in New York.
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment will finance and co-produce the film with Double Nickel Entertainment. Sidney Kimmel will produce along with Double Nickel’s Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman (“Gran Torino”), while SKE’s Carla Hacken and Jim Tauber will executive produce.
“‘Book of Henry’ is a remarkable piece of screenwriting that has stuck with me for years. I feel very fortunate to be able to tell this story. It is a true original,” said Trevorrow.
Trevorrow’s “Jurassic World” has topped the U.S. box office the past three weeks and grossed more than $1.2 billion worldwide. He’s represented by Verve, 3 Arts Entertainment and Ginsburg Daniels.
The news was first reported by Variety.