According to Variety, Paramount Pictures has tapped Lasse Hallstrom to direct Daughter of the Queen of Sheba, based on Jacki Lyden's bestselling memoir.

Karen Croner (One True Thing) is scripting.

Lyden's book centers on her mother's manic-depressive episodes while raising a family in a small Wisconsin town.

Cartsonis and Williams began developing Sheba in 1997 while at Wind Dancer Films, where she was president and he was the principal of the shingle. At one point, Meryl Streep and Gwyneth Paltrow were attached to portray the mother and daughter.

Hallstrom directed Disney's upcoming Casanova and Miramax's yet-to-be-released An Unfinished Life.