The film adaptation of Matthew Quick’s novel has found a director.

EW has confirmed that Miguel Arteta is set to direct SORTA LIKE A ROCKSTAR for Fox Searchlight Pictures. Miguel Arteta is the director of the recent Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day as well as Cedar Rapids and The Good Girl.

Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, is writing the screenplay, and Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Lee Stollman and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein are producing the film.

Book description:

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). Still, Amber, the self-proclaimed princess of hope and girl of unyielding optimism, refuses to sweat the bad stuff. But when a fatal tragedy threatens Amber’s optimism–and her way of life, can Amber continue to be the rock star of hope?

With an oddball cast of characters, and a heartwarming, inspiring story, this novel unveils a beautifully beaten-up world of laughs, loyalty, and hard-earned hope. The world is Amber’s stage, and Amber is, well…she’s sorta like a rock star. True? True.

Miguel Arteta



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