Newly discovered John Hughes screenplay to be produced
When John Hughes left us in August 2009, it was presumed that he had long ago put away his pen and turned his back on the movie business. But a recent article in Vanity Fair -- an interview with his sons -- revealed that he had continued writing through the years.
Now, one of those newly discovered screenplays might make it to the big screen. Paramount Pictures has reportedly purchased the rights to Hughes' Grisby's Go Broke, the story of a dysfunctional Chicago family that is financially ruined when the economy went to hell.
The Grisby's "are forced to move to the sticks losing their friends, all of the while becoming closer to one another,” according to Slashfilm.com. "The tone is said to be similar to Modern Family."
The next task: Finding a director willing to step into Hughes' shoes and helm the movie. Might I suggest Howard Deutch? Afterall, he handled that same burden for Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful and The Great Outdoors