Universal Pictures has just optioned the rights to Rachel Khong’s Goodbye, Vitamin. Set to join the project as lead actress and executive producer is Crazy Rich Asians and Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu.
Khong’s book captures the story of Ruth, a single woman who moves back in with her father ailing of Alzheimer’s. The story is a tragicomedy, where most of what would be the melodramatic points are lost due to her father’s memory loss. Ruth and her mother, with no cure to rely on, begin feeding him dried jellyfish supplements and vitamin pills in hopes of some help. It’s quirky, it’s weird, and it is absolutely brilliant! The book won a series of awards, including the California Book Award for First Fiction.
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Dylan Clark will produce with his Universal production company, Dylan Clark Productions, and Jennifer Yee McDevitt is set to do the adaptation.