Focus Features has picked up film rights to Peter Hedges' latest book The Heights and has set the author to adapt, direct and produce the project.

According to Variety, The Heights is the first book from Hedges (What's Eating Gilbert Grape) in more than a decade. The story centers on a seemingly perfect husband and wife raising their children in an affluent neighborhood of Brooklyn known as the Heights. But their lives are turned upside down when a wealthy couple moves in next door.

No production date has been announced.

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