DEADLINE – The W.W. Norton novel follows 27-year old Lucy, who sustained a traumatic brain injury when she was 3. When Lucy’s main caregiver, her father, dies suddenly, she’s forced to move in with her college-age younger brother in his cramped studio apartment in New York City. While Lucy knows everything about coffee, comic books and Gus, the polar bear at the Central Park Zoo, she possesses a rare gift for drawing. However, she has trouble relating to people and cannot hold down a job. During her summer with her brother, Lucy learns to discover that she has more strengths than she herself knows.
Ryan Knighton is adapting Michelle Adelman’s novel Piece of Mind for Paramount and Bad Robot, a project which we’re hearing has Daisy Ridley circling.