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The Big Sick's Emily V. Gordon Adapting The Nest Novel
Jan 25, 2018 by: WENN
The Big Sick co-writer Emily V. Gordon has been tapped to adapt the bestselling novel The Nest for a new movie project.
The Oscar nominee is reteaming with bosses at Amazon's film studio to write the screenplay for the 2016 Cynthia D'Aprix book, which follows the dysfunctional Plumb siblings as they confront older brother Leo straight out of rehab, after a car accident endangers their family trust fund.
Transparent creator Jill Soloway will serve as a producer on the big screen adaptation for her Topple company, alongside Andrea Sperling and Carly Kahane.
Casting details have yet to be revealed.
Gordon scored her first Academy Award nod on Tuesday when The Big Sick was recognized for Best Original Screenplay, an honor she shares with her husband, comedian Kumail Nanjiani, who starred in the romantic drama.
The movie, which Amazon officials previously helped to distribute with Lionsgate executives, chronicled the early days of their inter-racial relationship and Emily's subsequent health struggle.
Nanjiani celebrated the nomination on Twitter by reaching out to his wife, writing, "Hey Academy Award nominee @emilyvgordon, how's it going?"
They will face tough competition for the Academy Award on March 4--the other Best Original Screenplay contenders are Jordan Peele for Get Out, Lady Bird's Greta Gerwig, Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water, and Martin McDonagh for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
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