Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has set up his next move after that dinosaur tentpole’s June 12 premiere. The helmer has signed on with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment to direct Book Of Henry, based on an original screenplay by novelist Gregg Hurwitz. SKE will finance and co-produce the pic with Double Nickel Entertainment. Sidney Kimmel will produce with Double Nickel’s Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman. SKE’s Carla Hacken and Jim Tauber are executive producers.
The plot is under wraps, but the movie is targeting a September shooting start in New York. That means the Safety Not Guaranteed helmer will do this pic before directing and co-writing Intelligent Life for DreamWorks next year. “Book Of Henry is a remarkable piece of screenwriting that has stuck with me for years,” he said. “I feel very fortunate to be able to tell this story. It is a true original.” Trevorrow is repped by Verve, 3 Arts and attorney Lev Ginsburg.
Hurwitz is a New York Times bestselling author of 14 novels including Don’t Look Back and Tell No Lies. He just recently signed on to adapt his own novel Orphan X for Warner Bros, a project Bradley Cooper is producing and maybe star in.
SKE recently sold its Sundance romantic comedy Sleeping With Other People — starring Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Adam Scott and Amanda Pee — to IFC. It also is behind Lionsgate’s Age Of Adeline and Fox Searchlight’s Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.