LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Noah Baumbach is working to bring Jonathan Franzen's novel "The Corrections" to the small screen, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.
Sources close to the project told the entertainment industry trade newspaper Baumbach and Franzen will write and executive produce the movie, with Baumbach expected to direct it.
Scott Rudin is attached as an executive producer, the report said.
Baumbach's writing and directing film credits include "Kicking and Screaming, "The Squid and the Whale," "Margot at the Wedding" and "Greenberg."
Franzen made headlines a decade ago when Oprah Winfrey selected "Corrections" for her book club, and then canceled Franzen's scheduled appearance on her show after he said in interviews he was afraid the distinction of being a Winfrey pick might scare away male readers.
He later apologized for his remarks and Winfrey chose his novel "Freedom" for a book-club discussion last year.