SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR To Be Directed By Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard has been announced as the director of SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR!

Bryce Dallas Howard, known for her role as Claire Dearing in Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, will be directing an adaptation of Matthew Quick’s 2010 YA novel Sorta Like A Rock Star. Here’s the description of the novel:

“Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom’s boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby Big Boy (aka Thrice B) have been camped out in the back of Hello Yellow (the school bus her mom drives). But Amber, the self-proclaimed princess of hope and girl of unyielding optimism, refuses to sweat the bad stuff. Instead, she focuses on bettering the lives of her alcoholic mother and her quirky circle of friends: a glass-ceiling-breaking single mother raising a son diagnosed with autism; Father Chee and The Korean Divas for Christ (soul-singing ESL students); a nihilist octogenarian; a video-game-playing gang of outcasts; and a haiku-writing war vet. But then a fatal tragedy threatens Amber’s optimism—and her way of life. Can Amber continue to be the princess of hope?”

Quick is best known for his novel The Silver Linings Playbook while Howard has starred in a number of films including The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Terminator Salvation, Pete’s Dragon and the aforementioned Jurassic Park films. She is also the daughter of Ron Howard, director of both A Beautiful Mind and the untitled Han Solo movie. Although this will be Howard’s first feature film directing credit, she previously directed a variety of short films.

Howard will be joined by screenwriter Ol Parker (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) who will pen the script, while Lee Stollman, Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen will produce the film. Originally, the film was with Fox Searchlight, however, it is now currently without a distributor.

Howard can be seen on screen in 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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