New Line Cinema has acquired the rights to Jojo Moyes' new best-selling novel One Plus One for a feature adaptation, with the author set to write the screenplay adaptation herself.
The plot follows a single mother with two children, one who is constantly harassed by bullies at school, while the other is a math prodigy. When an amazing academic opportunity opens up on the other side of the country, the mother embarks on a road trip with her children, with the help of her eccentric billionaire employer.
The book was published in the U.K. in February before debuting in the U.S. last month, where it opened at the #11 spot on the New York Times best-sellers list. The story has been compared to cinematic hits such as Little Miss Sunshine, About a Boy and Bridget Jones's Diary.
The project doesn't have a director or producers attached at this time, but Dave Neustadter and Andrea Johnson will oversee the adaptation for New Line.
Jojo Moyes has previously written best-sellers such as The Girl You Left Behind and Me Before You, which is being developed as a feature adaptation by New Line and MGM.