DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures are teaming for an adaptation of Leif Enger’s 2002 novel “Peace Like A River” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Tate Taylor (“The Help”) is in early talks to direct the story which follows an asthmatic 11-year-old named Reuben Land, who lives with his eccentric family in 1962 Minnesota.
When two young troublemakers break into the family home, Reuben’s 16-year-old brother guns them down and is convicted in the ensuing trial. When the brother escapes, Reuben, his sister and his widowed father criss-cross the Midwest to find him.
Brad Pitt, David Brown and Kit Golden are producing. Warners and Plan B previously tried to adapt the property back in 2005 with Billy Bob Thornton attached to star.