This is the kind of news that keeps me excited about movies. Lake Bell, who directed and starred in In a World last year (along with a litany of other impressive acting appearances) is set to direct Emperor’s Children from a script by Greenberg and Frances Ha writer/director, Noah Baumbach. I love Baumbach’s work and was quite impressed with In a World, so this project is already one of my most anticipated of next year.
The story, adapted from the Claire Messud novel of the same name, sounds like it is very much in Baumbach’s wheelhouse of smart, damaged characters. It takes place in the literary world in the months before and after 9/11. Baumbach spoke to us about the project a few months back, and I’m glad its finally moving forward. Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins from Imagine are producing. Hit the jump for more on Emperor’s Children.