Pitt, Kushner Have “Wanted the Moon”

Plan B and Cross Creek Pictures are teaming to produce an adaptation of Mimi Baird and Eve Claxton’s memoir “He Wanted the Moon”. Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tony Kushner (“Munich”) has been hired to adapt.

Mimi Baird is the daughter of Perry Baird, a doctor who was ravaged by mental depression and suffered through treatments in the 1930s and 1940s when the solutions were the likes of straight jackets and lobotomies.

She discovered a manuscript her father had written while committed and then began piecing together the heartbreaking circumstances that occurred decades earlier when he left her at the age of six and the rest of the family refused to talk about him.

Brad Pitt, Tyler Thompson and Brian Oliver are producing.

Source: Deadline