“The Kids Are All Right” director Lisa Cholodenko sat down with The Playlist this week and says that she’s taking over the adaptation of “Little Children” and “Election” author Tom Perrotta’s book “The Abstinence Teacher”.
“Little Miss Sunshine” team Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton were previously linked to direct while Steve Carell and Sandra Bullock were circling roles. Carell is also circling another adaptation Cholodenko has in development – a film version of Judith Viorst’s classic kid’s book “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.”
She is also writing and directing an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s 1,100-mile solo hike memoir “Wild: Lost and Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.” Reese Witherspoon is slated to produce and star, while Strayed is acting as a consultant.
If that’s not enough she’s doing a few things for HBO including writing a pilot for a TV version of “The Kids Are all Right”.