You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Warner Bros. buys Tropper novel

Project will be developed for director Berlanti

Warner Bros. won an auction to acquire screen rights to “This Is Where I Leave You,” a new novel by Jonathan Tropper.

The project will be developed as a directing vehicle for Greg Berlanti, who, after exec producing and writing such series as “Eli Stone,” “Dirty Sexy Money” and “Dawson’s Creek,” will direct “Green Lantern” for WB.

Tropper’s book, which will be published by Dutton, is about a father who dies and requests that his highly dysfunctional and non-religious family sit Shivah for seven days, in his honor. That experience forces them to confront their own family dynamic.

The author will write the first draft, in a deal made by UTA and Writers House.

More Film

  • Cinema Audio Society 2018 Winners: 'Dunkirk,'

    'Dunkirk,' 'Game of Thrones' Win Cinema Audio Society Awards for Sound Mixing

    Warner Bros. won an auction to acquire screen rights to “This Is Where I Leave You,” a new novel by Jonathan Tropper. The project will be developed as a directing vehicle for Greg Berlanti, who, after exec producing and writing such series as “Eli Stone,” “Dirty Sexy Money” and “Dawson’s Creek,” will direct “Green Lantern” […]

  • Kazuhiro Tsuji Darkest Hour Makeup artist

    'Darkest Hour,' 'American Horror Story' Lead Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild Winners

    Warner Bros. won an auction to acquire screen rights to “This Is Where I Leave You,” a new novel by Jonathan Tropper. The project will be developed as a directing vehicle for Greg Berlanti, who, after exec producing and writing such series as “Eli Stone,” “Dirty Sexy Money” and “Dawson’s Creek,” will direct “Green Lantern” […]

  • Isle of Dogs

    The 10 Best Films of the 2018 Berlin Film Festival

    Warner Bros. won an auction to acquire screen rights to “This Is Where I Leave You,” a new novel by Jonathan Tropper. The project will be developed as a directing vehicle for Greg Berlanti, who, after exec producing and writing such series as “Eli Stone,” “Dirty Sexy Money” and “Dawson’s Creek,” will direct “Green Lantern” […]

  • Indian Actress Sridevi Kapoor Arrives For

    Legendary Bollywood Actress Sridevi Dies at 54

    Warner Bros. won an auction to acquire screen rights to “This Is Where I Leave You,” a new novel by Jonathan Tropper. The project will be developed as a directing vehicle for Greg Berlanti, who, after exec producing and writing such series as “Eli Stone,” “Dirty Sexy Money” and “Dawson’s Creek,” will direct “Green Lantern” […]

  • NMHC Impact Awards

    Aubrey Plaza, NHMC President Call Out Under-Representation of Latinos at Impact Awards

    Warner Bros. won an auction to acquire screen rights to “This Is Where I Leave You,” a new novel by Jonathan Tropper. The project will be developed as a directing vehicle for Greg Berlanti, who, after exec producing and writing such series as “Eli Stone,” “Dirty Sexy Money” and “Dawson’s Creek,” will direct “Green Lantern” […]

  • Emma Chambers'HOW DO YOU WANT ME'

    'Notting Hill' Actress Emma Chambers Dies at 53

    Warner Bros. won an auction to acquire screen rights to “This Is Where I Leave You,” a new novel by Jonathan Tropper. The project will be developed as a directing vehicle for Greg Berlanti, who, after exec producing and writing such series as “Eli Stone,” “Dirty Sexy Money” and “Dawson’s Creek,” will direct “Green Lantern” […]

  • Las herederas The Heiresses

    Berlin Double Silver Bear Winner 'The Heiresses' Sells Major Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

    Warner Bros. won an auction to acquire screen rights to “This Is Where I Leave You,” a new novel by Jonathan Tropper. The project will be developed as a directing vehicle for Greg Berlanti, who, after exec producing and writing such series as “Eli Stone,” “Dirty Sexy Money” and “Dawson’s Creek,” will direct “Green Lantern” […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content