I loved Half Nelson, so this news makes me very happy:
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the duo who wrote last year’s Half Nelson, are teaming once again to adapt the Marisha Pessl novel Special Topics in Calamity Physics. According to Variety, Miramax will be funding the project.
The book revolved around a teen who had been bounced around from one high school to the next due to her father’s eccentric lifestyle. During her senior year, she finally gets the opportunity to stay in the same place until graduation. The girl gets caught up in an after school club called the Bluebloods, and inadvertently finds herself witness to the death of her favorite teacher.
Scott Rudin is producing, which is another good sign, because he is Mr. High Profile Literary Adaptation (currently producing Revolutionary Road).