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The true story of a man and his family dealing with their parents’ serious illnesses might not sound like feel-good entertainment. But Dan Marshall’s upcoming memoir Home Is Burning is drawing favourable comparisons to Dave Eggers and David Sedaris, so it makes sense that New Line would snap up the rights, and snag Jonathan Levine to direct and Miles Teller as a potential star. Home Is Burning recounts how Marshall and his four siblings joined forces to help their mother deal with a cancer relapse as their father struggled with Als. Marshall, a recent college graduate at the time, even moved back into their basement from Los Angeles to provide care, setting up Team Terminal to battle the illnesses while still occasionally warring with his siblings.It feels like natural territory for Levine in particular, who brought Will Reiser’s fight with cancer to life to great comic effect in 50/50. Like Reiser, »
New Line Cinema has picked up the upcoming memoir Home Is Burning from Dan Marshall in a competitive bidding situation, with Miles Teller set to star and Jonathan Levine attached to direct. Both the actor and filmmaker will also produce the adaptation for New Line. The book, which is Dan Marshall's first, will be published in October through Flatiron Books.
The plot follows the author as he has to move back home into his parents' basement, after finding out that his mother's cancer has relapsed and his father is diagnosed with Als. At the time, Marshall was a recent college graduate living in Los Angeles, when he returned to his family home and reunited with his four siblings, who The Hollywood Reporter describe as all "colorful characters with life challenges of their own." Together they formed "Team Terminal" to help their parents fight off the terminal afflictions.
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