You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Annapurna, Color Force buy ‘Bernadette’

Duo nab rights to Maria Semple's novel

Annapurna Pictures and Color Force have bought feature film rights to Maria Semple’s novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.”

Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and partner Brad Simpson will produce alongside Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison.

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (“(500) Days of Summer”) have been tapped write the screenplay. Semple will executive producer along with Color Force’s Bryan Unkeless and Annapurna Pictures’ Ted Schipper.

“Where’d You Go, Bernadette” pieces together the story of a brilliant but slightly unhinged woman, a once-famous Los Angeles architect turned recluse, who abruptly disappears, leaving her husband and devoted eighth-grade daughter determined to find her.

The film rights were negotiated by UTA and Anna Stein of Aitken Alexander for Semple. CAA negotiated on behalf of Neustadter and Weber, who are also represented by Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and attorney Sean Marks of Myman Greenspan.

More Film

  • Argentinean Actress Norma Aleandro Famous For

    Morelia: Mexico’s Fénix Ibero-American Film Awards Announces Winners and Nominees

    Annapurna Pictures and Color Force have bought feature film rights to Maria Semple’s novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.” Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and partner Brad Simpson will produce alongside Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (“(500) Days of Summer”) have been tapped write the screenplay. Semple will executive producer along with […]

  • Lorenzo VigasOswaldo Vigas documentary and exhibition,

    Morelia: ‘From Afar’s’ Lorenzo Vigas Discusses Documenting His Family in ‘The Orchid Seller’

    Annapurna Pictures and Color Force have bought feature film rights to Maria Semple’s novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.” Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and partner Brad Simpson will produce alongside Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (“(500) Days of Summer”) have been tapped write the screenplay. Semple will executive producer along with […]

  • Japan Box Office: 'Mixed Doubles' Makes

    Japan Box Office: ‘Mixed Doubles’ Opens at Number One

    Annapurna Pictures and Color Force have bought feature film rights to Maria Semple’s novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.” Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and partner Brad Simpson will produce alongside Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (“(500) Days of Summer”) have been tapped write the screenplay. Semple will executive producer along with […]

  • Antalya Festival: Ender Özkahraman on ‘Ugly

    Antalya Festival: Ender Özkahraman on ‘Ugly Duckling,’ Plastic Surgery in the Kurdish Community

    Annapurna Pictures and Color Force have bought feature film rights to Maria Semple’s novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.” Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and partner Brad Simpson will produce alongside Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (“(500) Days of Summer”) have been tapped write the screenplay. Semple will executive producer along with […]

  • Christopher Walken on ‘King of New

    Antalya Festival: A Modest Christopher Walken Talks ‘King of New York,’ His Own Acting Style, and Michael Cimino

    Annapurna Pictures and Color Force have bought feature film rights to Maria Semple’s novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.” Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and partner Brad Simpson will produce alongside Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (“(500) Days of Summer”) have been tapped write the screenplay. Semple will executive producer along with […]

  • Ikebukuro Move Puts Tokyo Market in

    Ikebukuro Move Puts Tokyo Market in Growth Mode, says Yasushi Shiina

    Annapurna Pictures and Color Force have bought feature film rights to Maria Semple’s novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.” Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and partner Brad Simpson will produce alongside Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (“(500) Days of Summer”) have been tapped write the screenplay. Semple will executive producer along with […]

  • Turkish Cinema: The New Generation -

    Turkish Cinema: The New Generation - Tolga Karacelik, Director 'Butterflies'

    Annapurna Pictures and Color Force have bought feature film rights to Maria Semple’s novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.” Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and partner Brad Simpson will produce alongside Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (“(500) Days of Summer”) have been tapped write the screenplay. Semple will executive producer along with […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content