Miles Teller has signed on to star in and produce the New Line feature film drama Home Is Burning, based on Dan Marshall’s soon-to-be-published memoir by the same name. The film will show what happened when Marshall had to move back home and live in his parents’ basement after graduating from college to help them in the wake of his father’s ALS diagnosis and his mother’s cancer relapse. The movie tells the story of how he and his four interesting siblings joined forces to form what they called Team Terminal, battling their parents’ illnesses and sometimes each other.
Marshall will adapt the book for the big screen production, making this his feature film screenwriting debut. Despite its serious subject matter, the memoir is written in a witty style and is noted for its dark humor. Justin St. Germain, author of Son of a Gun, described it as “the funniest thing I’ve ever read—profane, self-aware and ruthlessly honest.”
Directing and co-producing the feature is Jonathan Levine, best known for writing and directing the 2013 zombie rom-com Warm Bodies.
The memoir Home is Burning will be released by Flatiron Books in October.