Jonathan Tropper's novel, The Book of Joe, is in the process of becoming a film. The Book of Joe has already has been optioned by Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston for their production company, Plan B, and the project is in development at Warner Bros. Director Miguel Arteta already has signed on. Other rumored cast members include Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Charles Durning and Joe Mantegna.
Quick Novel Synopsis
" Right after high school, Joe Goffman left sleepy Bush Falls, Conneticut and never looked back. Then he wrote a novel savaging everything in town, a novel that became a national bestseller and a huge hit movie. Fifteen years later, Joe is struggling to avoid the sophomore slump with his next novel when he gets a call: his father's had a stroke, so it's back to Bush Falls for the town's most famous pariah. His brother avoids him, his former classmates beat him up, and the members of the book club just hurl their copies of Bush Falls at his house. But with the help of some old friends, Joe discovers that coming home isn't all bad — and that maybe the best things in life are second chances."