Paramount Pictures has acquired film rights to Dan Zevin’s “The Day I Turned Uncool: Confessions of a Reluctant Grown-Up” and set up the project with Kevin Misher.
Misher, who acquired the book via his discretionary fund, will produce a character-based comedy through his Misher Films, with Patrick Baker overseeing for the shingle. Par exec VP Brian Witten and Eben Davidson will shepherd for the studio.
Zevin’s book, published by Villard in 2002, centers on the author’s awkward transition from his 20s to his 30s, marked by such milestones as employing his first cleaning lady, becoming abnormally attached to his dog and committing flagrant acts of home improvement. Zevin’s also penned “Entry-Level Life” and “The Nearly-wed Handbook.”
Misher, a former Universal production prexy who set up his U-based production company four years ago, has producing credits on “The Interpreter,” “The Rundown” and “The Scorpion King.”