Columbia Pictures has acquired film rights to Avery Corman’s latest novel, “A Perfect Divorce,” for Irwin Winkler to produce.
Corman — whose “Kramer vs. Kramer” was turned into Col’s 1979 Oscar winner by helmer Robert Benton — again explores the hidden, corrosive effects of a seemingly amicable divorce on the son of well-meaning parents.
Winkler will produce with Winkler Films execs Rob Cowan and Charles Winkler, but he is not expected to helm “Divorce.”
Having helmed last year’s Cole Porter biopic “De-Lovely” for MGM, Winkler also was attached to helm the Mark Friedman-penned MGM comedy “Man on Third” — but its status remains unclear in light of the upcoming MGM merger with Sony.
Winkler is repped by CAA.