Ted Melfi (“St. Vincent”) is set to both pen and direct an adaptation of “Silver Linings Playbook” author Matthew Quick’s upcoming novel “Every Exquisite Thing” at The Weinstein Company.
The story follows Nanette O’Hare, a teen student athlete who is given by a favorite teacher his tattered copy of the out of print cult novel The Bubblegum Reaper.
The book awakens an adventurous spirit in her, prompting Nanette to seek out and befriend the reclusive author and emulate the crazy life described in his book.
Melfi remains attached to an adaptation of J.R. Moehringer’s memoir “The Tender Bar” with several actors and financiers circling said project.