Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep will reunite in The Good House, reports Deadline.
The Good House is a novel written by Ann Leary, wife of actor/comedian Denis Leary. The film rights had been optioned by Tribeca Productions and FilmNation Entertainment just acquired the rights.
Leary’s book will be adapted into a screenplay by Pullitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham, who wrote the 1998 The Hours. Cunningham’s book was adapted for film and starred Streep.
The book is a dark comedy and is told through the perspective of Hildy Good (Streep). Good is a semi-recovering alcoholic that works as a realtor. As her life begins to fall apart, she becomes friends with Rebecca McCallister. In this process, Good soon rekindles a relationship with Frank Getchell.
De Niro and Streep have previously starred together in The Deer Hunter (1978), Falling In Love (1984), and Marvin’s Room (1996).
Tribeca Productions’ Jane Rosenthal will produce along side Aaron Ryder and Karen Lunder of FilmNation Entertainment. Tribeca’s Barry Welsh will serve as executive producer.
FilmNation Entertainment most recently produced Mud, starring Matthew Matthew McConaughey, and distributed The Bling Ring, written and directed by Sofia Coppola starring Emma Watson. Jennifer Lawrence will star in and produce The Rules of Inheritance for FilmNation, too.