Noah Baumbach Inherits Ron Howard's Children


Alas, not Bryce Dallas or the others you'd hoped. Baumbach is reportedly attached to direct The Emperor's Children, previously assigned to Howard as early as 2007. Baumbach had adapted the screenplay from Claire Messud's novel about a trio of 20-somethings battling post-college doldrums in the months approaching and following 9/11. Keira Knightley, Eric Bana and Richard Gere are also new additions to the project, which has a summer shooting date in mind. Listen hard and you'll hear the knife-sharpening in Armond White's study already. [The Wrap]