Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired the rights to the 2010 Matthew Quick (Silver Linings Playbook) novel Sorta Like a Rockstar. Here's the novel's official description.
"Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom's boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby Big Boy (aka Thrice B) have been camped out in the back of Hello Yellow (the school bus her mom drives). But Amber, the self-proclaimed princess of hope and girl of unyielding optimism, refuses to sweat the bad stuff. Instead, she focuses on bettering the lives of her alcoholic mother and her quirky circle of friends: a glass-ceiling-breaking single mother raising a son diagnosed with autism; Father Chee and The Korean Divas for Christ (soul-singing ESL students); a nihilist octogenarian; a video-game-playing gang of outcasts; and a haiku-writing war vet. But then a fatal tragedy threatens Amber's optimism-and her way of life. Can Amber continue to be the princess of hope?"
Laura Sandler and Amanda Harlib wrote an adaptation on spec, but the studio is seeking out a director which may guide the project in another direction. Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga) are producing through their Temple Hill Entertainment company. No production schedule was given.