Noah Baumbach, Scott Rudin developing Jonathan Franzen novel
Baumbach is attached to write the pilot script with Franzen. The duo will exec produce along with Rudin.
Story focuses on a Midwestern clan whose children have moved to the East Coast to begin a life of their own.
Anthony Hopkins has been mentioned as a possibility for the lead role of family patriarch, a railroad engineer.
Baumbach is an indie darling known for ”Greenberg,” ”The Squid and the Whale” and ”Margot at the Wedding.” He’s repped by UTA.