Duplass Brothers to Write a Collection of Comedic Essays

Mark and Jay Duplass - H 2015
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Ballantine Books will publish the untitled book from the indie filmmakers in 2017.

Indie filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass will be bringing their story to the page.

Ballantine Books will publish an untitled essay collection from the brothers in 2017. The as-yet-titled collection is described as a highly personal exploration of the messiness and awkwardness of life  complete with sincere anecdotes, goofy moments and “funcomfortable” episodes that chart their journey of collaboration, which began when they were kids with a movie camera in New Orleans.

The brothers are multihyphenates who are best known for their critically acclaimed HBO series, Togetherness, which they write, direct and produce and in which Mark Duplass stars (the second season is set to premiere in February). Jay Duplass stars in the hit series Transparent. They both also have appeared on The Mindy Project. In addition, they are regulars on the indie film scene, the minds behind such Sundance hits as Cyrus and The Bronze.

In January 2015, they signed a four-picture deal with Netflix. As in their film and TV projects, the brothers will use the book to tackle what it means to be a good friend, husband, father and brother and what it’s like to collaborate so intimately with a sibling whom you desperately love but sometimes want to murder.

Executive editor Pamela Cannon acquired world rights from ICM Partners.

The Duplass brothers both are repped by ICM Partners and Sloane Offer.