After a successful Oscar campaign for The Weinstein Company’s Silver Linings Playbook, TWC is already lining up author Matthew Quick’s upcoming novel, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. Writer/director James Ponsoldt (Smashed, The Spectacular Now) has been tapped to both pen and direct the adaptation. It tells the tale of a boy who, on his birthday, plans to take a gun to school and kill his former best friend and himself.
Keeping it all in the family, TWC has also signed Ponsoldt to draft a screenplay of the 1970s Broadway musical Pippin, from Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz. The play features a mysterious performance troupe who narrate the story of a young prince on his quest for meaning in his life. Hit the jump for more on both projects.