After the indie success off Kill Your Darlings, director John Krokidas is planning his next move as he has signed on to direct Fox Searchlight’s Standard Happiness Package, according to Deadline.
The indie sci-fi is based on a short story by Charles Yu and follows a college graduate who takes an entry-level position at a tech company. His rather unusual job is that he has to experience painful events from other people’s lives. He falls desperate in love with his boss and tries to build a relationship, but this proves incredible difficult in a world that is slowly becoming entirely virtual and where he ends up becoming a human pain cushion.
The story was originally published as part of Yu’s ‘Sorry Please Thank You’ collection. The gay Krokidas will helm from a script by Keith Bunin. It’s not clear when it will shoot.