Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men," "Drive") is in final negotiations to star in Terry Loane's coming-of-age drama "Measure Of A Man" at Taylor Lane Productions.
David Scearce ("A Single Man") penned the script which is based on Robert Lipsyte's young-adult novel "One Fat Summer".
Set in the 1970s, Riley Griffiths plays a bullied teen who receives guidance from a reclusive Wall Street executive who has given him a summer job.
Hendricks will play the boy's mother, who is undergoing marital woes sparked by her fierce independence and a new career path.
Christian Taylor will produce, and shooting begins this summer in Connecticut and New York.