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.

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