10:14am PT by Rebecca Ford
'Better Living Through Chemistry' Duo to Adapt 'Give + Take' (Exclusive)
David Posamentier and Geoff Moore, who wrote and directed the 2014 film Better Living Through Chemistry, have been hired to adapt the 2010 novel Give + Take for Incunable Productions.
Stona Fitch's novel, published by Thomas Dunne Books, is a modern-day Robin Hood story centered on Ross Clifton, a jazz pianist who moonlights as a thief, robbing from the rich to give to the poor.
Newly-formed Incunable Productions, founded by Matt Kennedy and Barbara Brandfass, aims to acquire and develop a portfolio of diverse literary properties for international film and television projects. Give + Take was its debut option.
Fitch, under the pseudonym Rory Flynn, is the author of Third Rail, currently in development at Universal Television. He previously wrote the 2001 novel Senseless, which was made into a UK film, and the 2009 book Printer's Devil.
Posamentier and Moore wrote and directed Better Living Through Chemistry, a 2014 comedy-drama starring Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Monaghan. They're previously worked on script for Disney (Grandma's Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast) and Paramount (Food Fight). They're also writing the remake of Explorers for Paramount, which will be produced by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. They're repped by Verve and Kaplan/Perrone.