Goldberg takes run at 'Walker'


Jessica Goldberg has been hired to write "Since Walker Left," a remake of a French film that Roy Lee and Doug Davison's Vertigo Entertainment is producing for Focus Features.

Set in Tennessee and New York, the story tracks the lives of a mother and daughter whose one joy comes from the regular letters sent to them from the family's adored son, Walker. When the daughter finds out that Walker has suddenly died, she tries to conceal the truth from her mother, changing the course of their lives forever.

The project is based on the 2003 French film "Since Otar Left," which was directed by Julie Bertuccelli.

Vertigo's Sonny Mallhi brought the project to Focus and will executive produce.

Vertigo is in production on "My Sassy Girl," which stars Elisha Cuthbert and Jesse Bradford and shooting in New York, and is in postproduction on "The Strangers," a horror movie for Rogue.

Goldberg, a playwright and graduate of New York's Juilliard school, is repped by UTA, the Schiff Co. and Colden, McKuin & Frankel.