According to Variety, About a Boy helmer Peter Hedges is in negotiations to adapt the Jonathan Tropper novel "Everything Changes." Wendy Finerman and Tobey Maguire are producing the pic for Columbia.

The book concerns a twentysomething man who's on the verge of marrying the perfect girl when he undergoes a life crisis brought on by his feelings for his best friend's widow and the sudden arrival of his estranged, Viagra-popping father.

Hedges (What's Eating Gilbert Grape?) most recently wrote and directed last year's Pieces of April for MGM.

He and Finerman were originally planning to team on The Devil Wears Prada, which Finerman is producing for Fox 2000, but writer-director David Frankel has since come aboard the project.