Author Jonathan Tropper sells pitch to studio; Shawn Levy to produce
This Is Where I Leave You” for Warner Bros. He previously worked with DreamWorks on a contemporary adaptation of Mary Chase’s play “Harvey” that Steven Spielberg was once slated to direct. Shawn Levy and Dan Levine of 21 Laps Entertainment will produce along with Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson of the Gotham Group. Untitled pic is being eyed as a potential directing vehicle for Levy, who recently wrapped production on the studio’s upcoming Hugh Jackman-starrer “Real Steel,” which opens Oct. 7. Story is inspired by a recent New York Times article about Kodachrome-using photographers who flooded a small midwestern town in order to process their undeveloped film before the images would be lost forever. Tropper is repped by UTA, while ICM reps the New York Times.