‘13 Reasons Why’ Creator Brian Yorkey Developing Film Based On Dan Mathews’ Memoir ‘Like Crazy’; Ted Malawer To Adapt Screenplay

‘13 Reasons Why’ Creator Brian Yorkey Developing Film Based On Dan Mathews’ Memoir ‘Like Crazy’; Ted Malawer To Adapt Screenplay
Exclusive: Brian Yorkey (13 Reasons Why) has optioned the film rights to Dan Mathews’ memoir Like Crazy: Life with My Mother and Her Invisible Friends, tapping Ted Malawer (Halston) to adapt it for the screen.

Like Crazy follows Mathews and his outlandish mother Perry on an odyssey of self-discovery, as the former navigates the perils and rewards of taking in a fragile parent—ultimately discovering she had lived her entire adult life as an undiagnosed schizophrenic. Surrounded by a rag-tag community that rallies to help them, and one man who just may become the love of Mathews’ life, their story descends into the mysteries of mental illness but rises with resilient love.

Atria/Simon & Schuster published Mathews’ memoir in 2020. Yorkey will produce the film adaptation alongside his EVP of Development Jeff Sommerville for their That Kid Ed Productions, as part of the company’s growing feature development slate.

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