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Academy Award Nominee Emily V. Gordon to Adapt ‘The Nest’ for Amazon Studios and Topple

Amazon Studios announced today that Emily V. Gordon will adapt the best-selling novel, “The Nest,” into a feature film.

The official synopsis reads:

“Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. In ‘The Nest,’ years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab. Months earlier, an inebriated Leo got behind the wheel of a car with a nineteen-year-old waitress as his passenger. The ensuing accident has endangered the Plumbs’ joint trust fund, The Nest, which they are months away from finally receiving. Meant by their deceased father to be a modest mid-life supplement, the Plumb siblings have watched The Nest’s value soar along with the stock market and have been counting on the money to solve a number of self-inflicted problems.”

Just yesterday, Gordon and her husband, Kumail Nanjiani, were nominated for an Academy Award for the original screenplay, “The Big Sick.” The film tells the story of the early days of their relationship. Gordon previously wrote for “The Carmichael Show” on NBC, and “Crashing” on HBO.

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney wrote “The Nest,” which stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for more than six months. Jill Soloway and Andrea Sperling will produce the film through Soloway’s production company, Topple.

Amazon Studios has had a number of successes since branching into feature film production and distribution. Last year, they became the first streaming service to win an Academy Award, winning two for “Manchester by the Sea” and one for “The Salesman.”

There is no word yet on a director or any cast, but that news should be coming soon.

Have you read “The Nest?” What do you think about Emily V. Gordon adapting it for the big screen? Comment below and share your thoughts!