Ted Melfi ("St. Vincent") will write and direct the film adaptation of author Matthew Quick's upcoming novel "Every Exquisite Thing" says Deadline.
The story follows Nanette O’Hare, a teen student athlete who is given
by a favorite teacher his tattered copy of the out of print cult novel
The Bubblegum Reaper. The book awakens an adventurous spirit in her, prompting Nanette to
seek out and befriend the reclusive author and emulate the crazy life
described in his book.
Melfi remains attached to a film adaptation of author J. R. Moehringer's memoir "The Tender Bar" with several actors and financiers circling the pic.