Everything Is Illuminated: According to Variety, Liev Schreiber, starring next in Paramount's upcoming remake of The Manchurian Candidate, will make his directorial debut with a feature adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's bestselling novel Everything Is Illuminated, for Warner Independent Pictures.

The film has already garnered interest from Elijah Wood and Jason Schwartzman, though no deals are yet in place.

Schreiber, who optioned the rights to the book after reading an excerpt in the New Yorker, wrote the screenplay and brought it to WIP, which has greenlit the pic and will handle worldwide distribution.

The film is based off the story of a young Jewish-American man who sets out to the Ukraine to find the woman who may have saved his grandfather from the Nazis and the Holocaust.

Shooting is scheduled to start this June in Prague.

Brian B.