LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)- "Half Nelson" director
Ryan Fleck is attached to bring the teen novel "Special Topics
in Calamity Physics" to the big screen.
Fleck will also write the adaptation for Miramax Films with
Anna Boden, his collaborator on "Half Nelson," the acclaimed
drama starring Ryan Gosling in an Oscar-nominated turn as a
The novel, written by Marisha Pessl and published in
August, centers on a teenage girl who, after spending years of
high school moving each semester with her eccentric teacher
father, settles in a small North Carolina town for her senior
year. There she becomes part of an upper-crust social set
called the Bluebloods and gets caught up in the mysterious
death of their favorite teacher.
Fleck and Boden are also working on "Sugar," a tale of a
Dominican baseball player in the U.S. minor leagues.