[Movies] David E. Talbert Adapting The Necklace for Fox Searchlight
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.05.2013
Based on the Cheryl Jarvis novel...
Variety reports that Baggage Claim director David E. Talbert is set to adapt and possibly direct The Necklace for Fox Searchlight.
The project is based on a novel by Cheryl Jarvis, published in 2009. Below is an official synopsis:
"One day in Ventura, California, Jonell McLain saw a beautiful diamond necklace in a jewelry store window and wondered: Why are personal luxuries so plentiful yet accessible to so few? What if we shared what we desired? Several weeks, dozens of phone calls, and one great leap of faith later, Jonell and twelve other women bought the necklace together–to be passed along among them all. The dazzling treasure weaves in and out of each woman's life, reflecting her past, defining her present, making promises for her future. Lending sparkle in surprising and unexpected ways, the necklace comes to mean something dramatically different to each of the thirteen women. With vastly dissimilar histories and lives, they transcend their individual personalities and politics to join together in an uncommon journey–and what started as a quirky social experiment becomes something far richer and deeper."
Talbert is reportedly set to adapt the screenplay of the novel. He's not yet officially boarded the project though.