J.J. Abrams will produce One Last Thing Before I Go for Paramount Pictures, based on the upcoming novel of the same name from author Jonathan Tropper.

Jonathan Tropper will adapt the screenplay himself. The story follows Silver, a man in midlife crisis whose ex-wife is marrying someone too nice to hate, and whose daughter is pregnant and on her way to Princeton. Silver tries to pull his broken family together only to discover that he could die at any moment because of his refusal to have an operation that could save his life.

Jonathan Tropper also has another book, titled This is Where I Leave You, set up at Warner Bros. with Adam Shankman directing, again from Tropper's own script. He is also the creator of the upcoming Cinemax series Banshee (which has nothing to do with the Marvel Mutant of the same name).

There is no production start date set for One Last Thing Before I Go, but the search for a director is underway. The book hits stores and online outlets this August.

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