The author of 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' is reaching for new 'Heights.'

Variety brings news that Peter Hedges will be adapting his own recently published novel, 'The Heights,' for Focus Features. Hedges will also be producing and directing the film adaptation, according to the report.

'The Heights' centers around a family in an affluent Brooklyn neighborhood whose lives are turned upside down when a wealthy couple moves in next door. The novel was published by Dutton last month.
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