The Help director Tate Taylor is in talks to direct Peace Like a River, DreamWorks and Warner Bros.' adaptation of a Leif Enger novel.

The 2002 novel is narrated by an asthmatic 11-year-old named Reuben Land, who lives with his eccentric family in 1962 Minnesota. When two young troublemakers break into the family home, Reuben's 16-year-old brother guns them down and is convicted in the ensuing trial. When the brother escapes, Reuben, his sister and his widowed father criss-cross the Midwest to find him.

No production date has been set.