Katie Silberman will adapt and Elizabeth Banks direct a planned live-action movie based on The Paper Bag Princess, the 1980s children's book written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko. Deadline reported that Universal Pictures optioned the rights to the book that has sold more than 10 million copies. Banks and Max Handelman will produce via their Universal-based Brownstone Productions alongside Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley for LuckyChap Entertainment, Bryan Unkeless for Clubhouse Pictures, and Dan Krech.
Marissa Jo Cerar will do a rewrite for Fox Searchlight of The Other Typist, a project based on the novel by Suzanne Rindell that Keira Knightley "has long been attached to star and produce along with Scott Free U.K.," Deadline reported. Fox Searchlight optioned the novel in 2013.