Ned Benson to adapt Steve Martin’s novel for Maven Pictures
Adams and Maven’s Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray launched the project last year with Adams producing and starring. Story follows the adventures of an entrepreneur who climbs from gallery assistant to gallery owner over a decade and a half.
Benson directed “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain, from his own script. He’s currently adapting the novel “Charlotte Street” for Working Title.
Benson is represented by UTA, Stephanie Davis with Wetdog Entertainment and attorney Alan Grodin at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin.