Richard Linklater May Ask Where’d You Go, Bernadette

The Boyhood director is in talks for a new movie


by James White |
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Though Boyhood didn’t quite become the Oscar powerhouse it looked like it might, Richard Linklater won plenty of other awards and is more than happy with the response to his 12-year filmmaking effort. For a potential new film, he’s looking at another different take on family life, entering talks to director **Where’d You Go, Bernadette{ =nofollow}.

The Fault In Our Stars writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber adapted Maria Semple’s 2012 bestseller for the script, which follows an agoraphobic architect named Bernadette Branch, who goes missing shortly before her family takes a trip to Antarctica. Semple’s tome, which is narrated by the woman’s 15-year-old daughter Bree, tells its story in an offbeat way, though emails, letters, FBI documents, a psychiatrist and an emergency room medical bill. All of which doesn’t seem to bode well for Bernadette.

Annapurna Pictures is putting this one together, and has targeted Linklater as a good choice to handle another interesting take on family drama. The director’s latest, That’s What I’m Talking About, which has been described as a “spiritual sequel” to both Dazed And Confused and Boyhood, should be out later this year. If he does tackle Bernadette, we would plead with him to add a question mark to the end of its title as that’s really bugging us.

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