Mike Tollin Prods. has acquired screen rights to “Off the Map” scribe Joan Ackermann’s comedic coming-of-age novel “In the Space Left Behind” reports Variety.
The story follows a teenager in an eccentric family who has his life upended by the return of his absentee father.
While his mother heads to Vegas for her third honeymoon, dad offers his son the opportunity to collect the $70,000 bounty on his head.
The author will adapt the script which Tollin, Sam Weissman and Todd Dagres will produce. Tollin and Ackermann worked together on the HBO series “Arliss.”