Mike Nichols May Return To The Director's Chair For One Last Thing Before I Go

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-04-23 16:56:00discussion comments
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In the last six years Oscar-winning filmmaker Mike Nichols has only accumulated one credit, serving as an executive producer on the Jennifer Westfeldt/Adam Scott romantic dramedy Friends With Kids, but now, for the first time since 2007's Charlie Wilson's War, he's finally getting set to make his return to the director's chair.

The Wrap is reporting that The Graduate director is now in talks to helm One Last Thing Before I Go, an adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper novel that is being produced by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures. Described by the site as an "adult drama," the story follows a man named Drew Silver, a former drummer for a one-hit wonder rock band and divorcee who learns that he needs to have lifesaving surgery on his heart. Making the decision to not have the surgery, he instead decides to use what time he has left on Earth to get closer with his Princeton-bound pregnant daughter, and work on his relationship with his ex-wife, who is about to get remarried.

Tropper's novels have started to get more attention in Hollywood as of late, as Shawn Levy is getting set to film an adaptation of This Is Where I Leave You. That film. which the author adapted himself, has a fantastic ensemble cast attached that includes Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Adam Driver, Timothy Olyphant, Corey Stoll, and Connie Britton. Tropper is also a co-creator on the Cinemax drama series Banshee, which was renewed for a second season earlier this year.
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