Director John Krokidas has signed on to direct Fox Searchlight's Standard Happiness Package.
Based on a short story by Charles Yu, the screenplay centers on a man that takes an entry-level position at a tech company. His job is to experience painful events from other people's lives. He falls for his boss and tries to build a relationship in a society that is slowly becoming entirely virtual. He ends up becoming a human pain cushion. The story is part of the author's 'Sorry Please Thank You' collection.
John Krokidas will helm from a script by Keith Bunin. The director is best known for the biographical drama Kill Your Darlings, which was his directorial debut. He will also be re-writing Highrise with his writing partner Austin Bunn.
Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing. No production schedule has been released for either project.