In accordance with Deadline, Lionsgate has formally enlisted Pitch Excellent director Jason Moore to helm its upcoming movie adaptation of The Guncle, primarily based on Steven Rowley’s bestselling novel of the identical identify.
“Steven Rowley’s e-book The Guncle captured my coronary heart straight away,” Moore stated in an announcement. “It’s hilarious in its commentary of the intersection of wanting a household and never being absolutely outfitted but to run one. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with my buddies at Lionsgate once more to carry this story to audiences.”
The Guncle will likely be written by Rowley, who may also be serving as an government producer. Producers are Kristin Burr, Rob Weisbach, and Jessica Friedman for Burr! Productions. In the meantime, James Myers and Scott O’Brien will likely be overseeing the undertaking for Lionsgate.
“The story follows a reclusive, once-famous homosexual tv star who takes his younger niece and nephew into his Palm Springs residence after their mom dies out of the blue, introducing them to his outsized life and distinctive knowledge and bringing about therapeutic for all three,” reads the synopsis.
Apart from the 2012 musical comedy, Moore has solely directed two different movies to this point: the 2015 buddy comedy Sisters starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and the upcoming romantic motion movie Shot Wedding ceremony starring Jennifer Lopez.