The film rights for Maria Semple's latest novel, Where'd You Go Bernadette, have been sold:

Annapurna Pictures and Color Force have acquired the feature film rights to Maria Semple‘s best-selling novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette about the disappearance of a once-famous Los Angeles architect-turned recluse. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (500 Days Of Summer) will pen the screenplay. Semple will serve as executive producer along with Color Force’s Bryan Unkeless and Annapurna’s Ted Schipper.

I very much liked Bernadette. It'll be interesting to see what happens when Semple's satire of Seattle passive-aggression becomes a movie and reaches a larger audience; this could be Seattle's own Portlandia moment.