Eggers Comedy in Focus for 'Beauty' Director
Sam Mendes will transition after finishing 'Revolutionary Road'
Set up at Focus Features, the original script focuses on an expectant couple who travel the country looking for a place to settle down and start their family.
"The many admirers of Dave and Vendela's writing can look forward to an edgy, breathtakingly funny, and movingly scripted film worthy of a master like Sam Mendes," says Focus CEO James Schamus. "We're thrilled that these three gifted collaborators will have the support of some of the most accomplished producers in the business."
Credits for Eggers include the acclaimed memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," while Vida's novels include "Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name" and "And Now You Can Go."
A celebrated theater director before picking up an Oscar for "American Beauty," Mendes' latest big screen credits include "Road to Perdition" and "Jarhead." He'll begin shooting the Focus comedy after completing post-production on an adaptation of "Revolutionary Road," reteaming "Titanic" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.