van Groeningen To Helm “Beautiful Boy”

New Regency and Plan B Entertainment have set Felix van Groeningen (“The Broken Circle Breakdown”) to direct the film adaptation of David Sheff’s memoir “Beautiful Boy,” a project once earmarked for Cameron Crowe.

Nic Scheff’s “Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines” is also incorporated into this story which follows meth addiction and recovery through the eyes of a father who watches his son as he struggles with the disease.

The project was well into pre-production and Mark Wahlberg was being sought to star, but Crowe dropped out to direct “Aloha” instead. It has taken a while but Plan B finally found a new helmer in the form of van Groeningen.

“Candy” and “Life” scribe Luke Davies recently handed in a new draft of the script and Brad Pitt will produce. Talent will be sought shortly.

Source: Variety