Scribe Binder has plans for 'Friday Night'


Mike Binder has been tapped to adapt Kate Jacobs' novel "The Friday Night Knitting Club" for Universal Pictures and producers Christine Peters and Julia Roberts.

There is no director attached yet.

The film will star Roberts as a single mom who juggles the demands of running a knitting store with raising her teen daughter. Her regular customers gather once a week to work on their latest projects and chat. When a tragedy occurs, the customers are forced to realize they've created more than just a knitting club.

Universal's Holly Bario will oversee the project for the studio, while Bradford Smith will shepherd for CFP Prods. Lisa Gillan and Phil Rose are shepherding for Roberts' Red Om Prods.

Binder most recently wrote and directed the Adam Sandler starrer "Reign Over Me." He also penned and helmed "Man About Town" and "The Upside of Anger."

He is repped by Endeavor, 3 Arts and attorney David Weber.