Amazon announced plans to adapt Chemistry A Novel and The Nest as feature films with Emily V. Gordon and Jill Soloway on board for one.
I’m really encouraged with Amazon paying a lot of attention to forging relationships with excellent writers and producers and letting them work on new and exciting projects on Amazon Prime Video. So I’m really excited to see two of the foremost leaders in that area teaming up together for the latest Amazon adaptation.
Emily V. Gordon, who received an Oscar nomination for a Best Original Screenplay earlier this week for writing The Big Sick with her husband, Kumail Nanjiani, and Transparent producer Jill Soloway are teaming up to make The Nest. Andrea Sperling and Carly Kahane are also on board as producers.
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s novel was a New York Times best-seller and I think the movie has a great deal of potential for readers and newcomers alike.
The novel was about the Plumb family who have managed to keep the rising tensions within the family from reaching a boiling point. That all changed when the Plumb family older brother, Leo threatens to jeopardize his siblings, Melody, Beatrice and Jack trust fund.
This adaptation is the first of two for Amazon announced this week. Chemistry: A Novel is being adapted into a feature film as well. The novel from author Weike Wang was one of the better books of last year and centers around a grad student in Boston who is trying to juggle her boyfriend who is ready to get married, pursuing her Ph. D. and her Chinese parents who are awfully demanding of their daughter.
Ming Peiffer is on board to adapt with Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster tabbed as producers.
No release date has been set for either adaptation but a late 2019/early 2020 release date is likely.