Warner Bros. has picked up rights to Julie Kibler's debut novel Calling Me Home, which hit shelves on February 12th.
The book, described as in the same vein as Driving Miss Daisy and The Help, tells the story of the relationship between an eighty-nine-year-old woman named Isabelle McAllister and her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. The elderly woman asks her friend to drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas to a funeral taking place in Cincinnati. During their trip she reveals that she secretly fell in love with her family's black housekeeper when she was younger.
Roy Lee is producing the project. The studio is currently seeking out a writer to adapt the story for the big screen. The producer is best known for his Oldboy remake and The Lake House starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves.
No production schedule has been released.