On Wednesday, Deadline reported that Emily V. Gordon has signed up to adapt Cynthia D’aPrix Sweeney’s bestselling novel The Nest (2016) as a movie for Amazon Studios.
Jill Soloway (Transparent, I Love Dick) and Andrea Sperling (Like Crazy, D.E.B.S.) will produce out of Soloway’s production company, Topple. Carly Kahane will executive produce, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Here’s a little summary of the source material, per Deadline:
“The book, published by Ecco in March 2016, centers on the dysfunctional Plumb family in New York, when years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab. Months earlier, an inebriated Leo got behind the wheel of a car with a 19-year-old waitress as his passenger. The ensuing accident has endangered the Plumbs’ joint trust fund, ‘The Nest,’ which they are months away from finally receiving. Meant by their deceased father to be a modest mid-life supplement, the Plumb siblings have watched The Nest’s value soar along with the stock market and have been counting on the money to solve a number of self-inflicted problems.”
Gordon’s career is really gaining momentum! On Tuesday, she was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for co-writing The Big Sick with her husband, Kumail Nanjiani, who I assume is somewhere eating brussels sprouts right now.