Richard Linklater in Talks to Direct ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ for Annapurna Pictures

Megan Ellison will produce the film with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force

Last Updated: February 27, 2015 @ 6:13 PM

Fresh off a trio of Oscar nominations for “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater is in talks to direct “Where’d You Go, Bernadatte” for Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

“The Fault in Our Stars” screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber adapted Maria Semple’s 2012 bestseller.

“Bernadette” follows an agoraphobic architect who disappears right before a family trip to Antarctica. Her teenage daughter narrates the story, which unfolds via emails, letters, FBI documents and correspondence with a psychiatrist.

Ellison is producing with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force, which produces the “Hunger Games” franchise.

Linklater won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for directing “Boyhood,” which was one of the most successful indie films of last year, playing in theaters for several months longer than most movies.

Linklater is already working with Ellison and Annapurna, which produced his “spiritual sequel” to “Dazed and Confused” titled “That’s What I’m Talking About.” He’s represented by CAA, Anonymous Content and attorney John Sloss.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.


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