THR reports that he’s in talks to direct an adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s young adult best-seller Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. The book is ‘Described as a coming-of-age coming-out story, the plot centers on a high school junior named Simon whose sexual-orientation secret falls into the hands of the class clown. The latter blackmails the teen into playing cupid and while that unfolds, Simon tries to navigate a way that will let him come out to his friends and family, not pushed out.’
Some will undoubtedly roll their eyes that its ‘yet another’ coming out drama, but if handled well it could be a lot of fun. It should also be noted that Hollywood still rarely touches gay-themed topics, especially those that aren’t grown-up dramas, so it’s certainly good that one of the major studios’ indie arms, Fox 2000, is hoping to bring this young adult tale to the big screen.