According to Variety, Alfonso Cuaron is developing a film version of Ron McLarty's 1988 novel "The Memory of Running," with an eye to directing the pic.

McLarty has written the screenplay adaptation.

The tale follows an obese Vietnam vet who, still reeling from the death of his parents, finds out his sister has died in Los Angeles. He sets out on a cross-country trip on his bicycle in a bid to reclaim her body.

Warner Bros. recently acquired Nicolas Krauss' upcoming novel "The History of Love" as a directing vehicle for Cuaron. Through his unnamed, WB-based shingle, Cuaron plans to develop mainstream and smaller Spanish-lingo pics in his native Mexico.