According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chuck Leavitt has been brought on board to adapt "The Ha-Ha: A Novel," the Warner Bros. Pictures project that is serving as Akiva Goldsman's directorial debut. Goldsman also is producing through his Weed Road Pictures banner.

The book, by Dave King, is written from the perspective of a brain-damaged Vietnam veteran who can't speak or write. When his high school sweetheart, for whom he still pines, dumps her 9-year-old son on his doorstep so she can enter drug rehab, the vet is forced to break out of his sheltered routine.